How do you spend the week between Christmas and New Year's? I try to take a little time off and just relax. When my children were still at home it was a week to just be together without the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday decorating. Now that the nest is empty, my husband and I still try our best to put work on hold if possible and spend a little time around our own hearth. We took out the gas logs a few years back and went back to a real wood-burning fireplace. It's a fairly cold night in East Tennessee tonight with lows in the 20's. So I will sit next to this fire with a stack of design books and magazines and dream about a new year and new designs.