“Your friendship is a glowing ember
Through the year; and each December
From its warm and living spark
We kindle flame against the dark;
And with its shining radiance light
Our tree of faith on Christmas night.”
-Thelma J. Lund
Merry Christmas, one and all! Our day was a very happy one. My older daughter, Angela, and her cat joined us Christmas Eve — her visits are always welcome, but never moreso than at Christmas. We played board games until the wee hours, then toddled off to bed to wait for Santa’s arrival. He was generous, as always.
We spent an unhurried morning opening gifts and breakfasting on sausage, eggs, toast, muffins and a fresh fruit salad. Around noon, Charlie and his mother went to the city to visit with his Dad who, I’m happy to report, is making slow but steady progress and could be released the first of next week. Angela and I drove to my Mom and Dad’s and had Christmas dinner with all the trimmings with them. The day was different than other years, but unhurried and very enjoyable.
We had heavy rain and high winds Christmas Eve which rendered our Christmas green, dangit! After all the snow we’ve had. Oh well, it was certainly a spectacular day for safe travel. And that was Christmas Day in a nutshell.
I hope you all spent wonderful days in the company of loved ones and friends.