Saturday, December 23, 2006

On My 11th Day of Pre-Christmas

Wow, man!! In less than 2 days it will be Christmas!!!! WOOHOO!!!! I hope that everybody survived so far. If not, well, too bad. My brain STILL hurts from all of this!! To recap, we have My 1st Day of Pre-Christmas, My 2nd Day of Pre-Christmas, My 3rd Day of Pre-Christmas, , My 4th Day of Pre-Christmas, My 5th Day of Pre-Christmas, My 6th Day of Pre-Christmas, My 7th Day of Pre-Christmas, My 8th Day of Pre-Christmas, My 9th Day of Pre-Christmas, and My 10th Day of Pre-Christmas.


On My 11th Day of Pre-Christmas, my shopping gave to me,
11 hours of gift wrapping
...10 gestures of goodwill (or close to 10)
......9 hours of volunteer work
.........8 hours of pole-vaulting kitties
............7 hoards of humbugs
...............6 pesky telemarketing calls
..................5 HOURS OF TREE DECORATING
.....................a 4 dollar Charlie Brown tree
........................3 truckloads of food
...........................2 pooped people with tired bodies
..............................and a brand new king size bed.


Well folks, it's all done....and it's all wrapped and ready for Santa to come and pick it all up and deliver it (humour me ok?). We went out for a wee bit today, to bring some things to the local Goodwill, to do some last minute shopping, and then to come home and put on the Christmas music and wrap everything up. This is when it all begins.

I think.

You see, I have memories of how my Christmas's were in the past, but they are a little different now for me. Some of those traditions have changed, and with that I have found it necessary to replace them with new ones. This year, these were in the form of charitable work give back opportunities (gosh, that sounds like my corporate side coming out....eeek!) and scaling back the spending just a bit, allowing for a change of perspective. Because Christmas means different things to different people. And that's cool. We're all different, so that's how it should be. For me, it's both a joyous season, yet a sad season. That's just the way it is. But it is also a thankful season for so many wonderful friends that we have, and for the family that we are both blessed with.

Merry Pre-Christmas

4 comments:

JMai said...

A very Merry Christmas to you! The thing about traditions is that they always live on in memory and you can revive them or let them sleep and create new ones.

Enjoy the holiday!

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Merry Pre-Christmas to you too! I'll be back tomorrow to see your 12th day! Hope this becomes one of your traditions...

Skittles said...

I've been wondering when the Christmas spirit would hit me. It finally did today! I'm so excited about driving over to spend this Eve with my kids and grandkids.

We spent way too much, but not so much that it hurts. I just love watching people open their presents.. especially the little ones.

Merry Christmas to you and B. :)

Mike said...

Merry Christmas :)