It seems like just 10 minutes ago my wife and I carried the 8 storage boxes filled with Christmas decorations down to the living room to begin decorating our tree.
Now, so quickly, News Years Eve is upon us and it won't be too long before we turn off the tree lights for good and gingerly pack up all those decorations again.
Thinking back on that day, I'm reminded how seriously my wife takes the job of decorating our house for Christmas.
Me? Not so much.
As I was setting up the Nativity scene, my concentration was broken as my wife asked, "Mark, what are you doing?" I replied proudly, "Look honey, it's a classic NFL double tight end pro set."
She wasn't as impressed as I was.
She hinted that I might want to take the Three Wise Men off the offensive line.
I agreed, and put them in a NBA 2-1-2 zone defense.
I calmly tried to explain that this defense is just hell to score on.
She calmly explained my talents were needed to untangle strings of lights.
I was kicked off of Nativity duty.
Seriously though, I can't believe this Holiday season has zoomed by so quickly, not to mention the year 2010.
Where did it go? Why so fast?
I wonder tonight, as I sit anchored in a heavy fog just hours before 2011 arrives, what this coming year will bring.
Like a ship in the fog, it's unclear.
But I'm hoping for the best.