Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Greetings

Well, it is about that time. Time to start getting ready to be at my parents around noon. Not that it takes me that long or that I live far away, I just like to take my time in doing so. Also, with the weight loss this year, I need to try on several things to see what fits and then figure out what I have left to match it. A wonderful problem to have! I'm looking forward to it as always, but afterward can't wait to get back home. I'm usually the first to arrive and the first leave. When my grandfather was alive, he was the first, then me. There is only so much family I can take in a day. I would rather have a nice meal and conversation than all the hoopla over opening gifts. The last two Christmases have been rough for me. Unemployment has a way of doing that to you. I did manage to scrap enough money together to give everyone, all seven, a $20 bill. I'm sure they will appreciate it just the same, though I normally spend a little more and seem to find something they need or want, this year I think they will understand. Hopefully, no one will give me anything terrible expensive so I won't feel cheap afterwards for not being able to return the favor. I'm sure next year will be better. Well, need to hop into the shower and get all gussied up for the big eat. Somehow I need to convince the dog to go out for his business first, despite the downpour. I hope all my blogger buddies have a safe and wonderful holiday, however you chose to celebrate it. May all your wishes come true and may peace rule your life from here on out.


Curtis said...

Peace and joy to you and yours.

Jim said...

I hope you have a wonderful day!

TomS said...

I share your apprehensions about families, gifts, navigating it all....

I hope it turned out holiday was surprisingly so, this year.

Thank you for visiting me earlier!


Damien Oz said...

Best wishes to you for 2010 mate.



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Lemuel said...

If you gave from the heart, then you gave the most precious of all gifts.

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