Because of work, I was away from home until just before Christmas. I was a bit sad that I wasn’t going to have a Christmas tree this year, or much else in the way of a traditional celebration. Somehow, my wife picked up on my mood, and surprised me with this:
On top of that, my parents made a late change of plans, and came up to visit us. So, I’ve had a great Christmas and I hope all of you have as well. Merry Christmas!
side note: Maybe I’ve just been spending too much time with grinches, but I hear people complain about Christmas music on television ads and on store loudspeakers. I’ve spent almost no time watching TV or shopping this year, but when I’ve seen them, I’ve found the holiday ads a refreshing change. Normally, I grab for the remote to change the channel or mute the TV when ads come on, but I haven’t done so with the Christmas ads. I know they’re just trying to encourage more shopping, but I find the happy people/families buying gifts for others a refreshing change from whatever it is advertisers normally think they’re showing.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed the big things (religion, family) and little things (food, music, gifts) this Christmas as much as I have.