It's over for yet another year. The excitement and holiday frenzy is a thing of the past, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The Christmas lights are still merrily sparkling, both inside and out, while the Christmas tree, now stripped of its presents, still stands at attention begging to be noticed.
Chris with his new friend, Buzz Lightyear.
A comforting calm has taken over, as lives return to normal and sanity reappears after being AWOL for a week.
So, let's put the red and green back into the drawers and get ready to embrace the new year, with its tempting promise of a new beginning and fresh start, that is just around the corner.