Sunday, December 20, 2009
Three, oops, four things made it good:
1. I had the time to start the beans from scratch for Thursday's Christmas eve chili.
2. I got my exercise in early in the day, so didn't have it hanging over me the rest of the day.
3. My son made contact from Iraq. Somehow I just always feel better hearing from him. Seems he's not quite in his "permanent quarters" yet. He has internet access in his room, but has to walk half a football field length to find a restroom. He looks like he's lost a few pounds since I last saw him in October.
3. The Nutcracker Ballet, live, was wonderful! I wished my big sis a Merry Christmas afterward, as she gets on the plane to go see her daughter and family at 6 a.m. tomorrow.
Tomorrow is another Monday... the countdown to Christmas is short. I'm feeling good, and hope you all are too. In my case, the advent of Christmas just CANNOT be put down. The joy creeps in softly and I find myself singing or humming carols despite whatever challenges may surround me. Even in the tough years, when Christmas is more a matter of "keeping" than "celebrating", it's there.
May peace touch all of you this special time of year.