I can’t believe that there’s less than 4 weeks until Christmas. And if that’s the case, you know I’m having a really hard time believing that it’s only hours away now…
It doesn’t help that we’re setting records for high temperatures this month and that its supposed to reach 70 degrees today (the average is somewhere in the high 20’s around here this time of year). And, when the novel I’m writing takes place in late spring through early fall, my mind just isn’t on winter at all. Especially when the weeds are growing, birds are singing and there’s the smell of green grass and approaching rain in the air. It’s crazy.
Obviously I waited to do my Christmas shopping until the very last minute because the UPS driver just dropped off a handful of packages at the door. He didn’t stop at any of the neighbors – not a single one – so I guess they were a bit more prepared… Maybe once I start wrapping gifts (something that should take a while since it’s not something I’m overly talented at doing) it will feel a bit more like Christmas around here. I’m debating whether or not to wrap Graham’s gifts since he’s going to let me unwrap them for him anyway. Plus I wouldn’t want to take up too much room under the tree when he likes to nap under there anyway. Seem like a fine excuse…?
Santa was across the street late this morning on a motorcycle in case you’re tracking his progress. There were 4 other bikers escorting him on whatever route he was driving, so he appears to be well taken care of. It makes me wonder where he was off to and what is going on for the kids today.
Every year, as Christmas flies by, I wish that I had been more involved in doing things for those who are struggling. For those who really don’t have anything. There are certain times of year that make it obvious how blessed we are, and Christmas really jumps out as the most blatant example.
So I wish you and your families and loved ones a wonderful, safe and merry Christmas. And I pray that all children out there have a surprise waiting for them and can enjoy the day with a sense of excitement and wonder. I’ll be in good ol’ Fayette County for Christmas but will still be remembering all of you in all of the places I’ve called home over the years.
Have an absolutely blessed Christmas!!