“Tis the season to be jolly.” We’ve had some ups and downs in 2012 but we did survive the Mayan Calendar doomsayers.
I love Christmas, every jingle bell and every fattening treat. My collection of Santas grows every year. This addition this year is a ceramic Santa with blinking lights inside.
My stockings are handmade, they hang by the tree. Husband is happy, he got a 60” big screen TV.
Dinner this year will be prime rib. A restaurant nearby (Rae Dean’s) prepares it for me, all I have to do is shove it in the oven and pay attention to the time. Dad bakes the pies and he gets better each year. Momma is wheelchair bound and feels useless, but I feel blessed she is still here with us.
My granddaughter adds the childish wonder that makes Christmas such a delight. This year, instead of the Festival of Lights, we took her to
a marketplace put on by a local church which was a truly clever and fun way to
portray the birth of Christ. She got to
spend her (fake) gold coins and made sure we had our papers at all times so the
Roman soldiers didn’t take us away. Bethlehem
I haven’t lost the wonder of Christmas. No “bah, humbugs” for me! From my house to yours, Merry Christmas and may next year be the best one ever.
P.L. Parker is the author of two 99 cent ebooks, Riley's Journey and Fiona.
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