Sunday, December 26, 2004

My Christmas

                                   

It's been a great Christmas season.  For some reason, I haven't had my usual winter/Christmas depression.  I'm trying to figure out why.  It could be that, since I was off work with very little extra money, I just did not worry about trying to buy everybody what they wanted.  In fact, I only bought for grandchildren, and didn't spend more than $25 on any of them.

We had a great Christmas day:  My daughter's family was here, and Cliff's sister, Charlene, with her husband; my son's two older kids, Amber and Arick, joined us for dinner along with their mom, my ex-daughter-in-law Kat.  We get along fine; always have, really.  Of course, had my son and his wife been here, Kat would have had the class to stay away.  But in their absence, I'm glad she could be here with her children.

I do miss my Georgia son, Jim, at Christmas, and would love to see him, Debbie and the kids.  But we get to see them throughout the year, at times that are much better for traveling 750 miles than this busy, bad-weather season.

I believe this has been the best Christmas I've enjoyed since becoming an adult, and I thank everyone who played a part in it; most of all, I thank God for all my family.  I wouldn't trade any of them.

4 comments:

csandhollow said...

i like to think that maybe this(your journal) is something that has helped with the winter depression. I am glad you had a good one.

toonguykc said...

I have to agree with "cs".  Writing every day has always helped me manage my depression -- even when the writing itself comes out very bleak and dark at times.  

bnanajm said...

This has been the best for me in many years too, Mosie. I am thinking it's because I didn't travel. (phew) and I am looking forward to the new year with a lifted heart.

And I agree with CS and Toon, this journal is a blessing both way.

jm

neddybee said...

I enjoyed reading your Christmas postings.  I'm 63 and enjoy the Internet too, too much. Neddy of Palaver & Blather, journals.aol.com/neddybee/blog and Neddy's Nook, www.ednabarney.com