Well, all of my Christmas decorations are down and packed away.  As usual,  I am fighting the blues.  I LOVE the holidays and really hate when they come to an end. Watching some of my children leave  is heartbreaking for me but at the same time I am so thankful for the time we do have together.   I have to say reflecting on our 2014 Christmas, it was one of our best.  We had 3 party’s and the opportunity to visit with many of our friends and family.  Also, all of my children were home this year which made the holidays EXTRA special and gave me the opportunity to do a lot of cooking.  So sitting here reflecting, there is so much more to be thankful for than sad.  Anyway, who has time to let the blues consume their life, it is time to start planning the next celebration here in the South, Mardi Gras!