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Monday, December 5, 2011

Life Is Too Crazy...But Christmas Is Comin'

Wow, where do I start?

Between crazy work days, issues when I'm supposed to be off work, and a weekend filled with a fever of 102 degrees, I can safely say my life is way too crazy.  Oh, and did I mention our server room at work caught on fire on Sunday?  Just when you think things are at their worst, they actually do get worse.

Of course on the good side, my fever is gone and it's the Christmas season.  That's almost enough to make  the pains of the last week a faint memory.  If there's one thing I love, it's the feeling of Christmas.  I can ignore all the sensationalism and materialism with almost no effort.  I don't get caught up in anything other than the festive feelings of the season.  Moments like when they play Christmas songs using the bells at the City & County building downtown cause me to pause on the sidewalk, a huge smile on my face and my heart soaring.

I love the glint in my kids eyes as they think about being out of school.  I love putting up the tree and then watching the twinkling lights for weeks.  I love taking an entire day where the television stays off and Christmas music fills the house.  And I love taking as many opportunities as I can to hug and kiss my lovely wife as we thank God that we have survived another year with numerous blessings.  We don't have a perfect life, but we have a roof over out head, clothes on our back, and are able to feed our family.  That's a blessed life in my book.

It might be too early to put up a post about Christmas, but as I sit here next to our Christmas tree and gaze over from time to time, I think it's just right.

Now if I can just get one calm weekend.

Anyone else out there enjoying the holiday season?

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm ready for some Christmas cheer!
Don't forget the Insecure Writer's Support Group posts next on January 4.

Eric said...

Doh! This just reflects how disorganized I am. Sorry Alex, I'll make sure to get it done next month.

Glynis said...

Although I am far apart from my family, I actually appreciate Christmas far more in Cyprus. The shops do not start selling Christmas until this week. The pressure is only to enjoy the moment.

I do hope 2012 is good to you and yours, Eric.