If you are a Christian child like me, the saddest days of the year is when the Christmas tree is stripped of its lights and ornaments, and placed at the curb.  If you too have resisted the temptation to extend Christmas backwards in time to Thanksgiving, the season seems too short, and you wonder why it couldn’t just keep going.
I assume that at least you still have your tree up.  We are still in Christmas time. Ordinary time does not begin until the day after the Baptism of the Lord. The season of Epiphany week has become “the week of

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