Yes, I know we are to only live one day at a time. So, it’s only 19th of October here in Chicagoland and we don’t need to have a conniption about the holidays coming soon.
But, as my friends and family know, my heart and mind get “Christmassy” very early in the season–actually before the season! (I just reviewed my card list and tried to fix all those snail mail address changes that have happened since last Christmas.)
Humor me. Christmas was the high point of the year in my somewhat-$-poor-but-love-rich childhood, That, and going back to school after summer! (Yes, I always loved a new school year too.) So, I’m a sentimental nerd, huh?! Methinks I’m not alone.
The world has gotten smaller out here in the city that works. We have opportunities we never thought we’d get, aging as we are, slowly!
We have recently had the joy of being around younger adults more (one, in particular!). That’s a great blessing–as are our contemporaries and beyond!!
Mostly, we socialize with our Rez folks, but the holidays and summer expand our circle quite a bit. This Fall I even get to do some work overseas & that’s amazing–since a year ago I was going to seven weeks of rehab for a new knee, as you recall.
This year is unusual because of major commitments only a few weeks before Christmas Monday. It means a different holiday schedule for our family, but, as this morning shows, we are still “creatures of habit!”
We will just put up the tree early or late. My husband likes me to leave it up until Epiphany anyway, so what’s the rush? (I’m laughing at myself, of course!) I hope any of you still reading this can laugh too.
My husband gets to be around small kids in the church toddler room on Sunday mornings during the early service (it just got earlier too!). I am not around the litttle folks much at the moment–but am sure my time will come, someday. We have plenty to do at the moment, anyway.