I've always loved Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day. The night has always seemed magical to me. So here we are. In just a few hours, the madness will cease and we'll be able to get a parking space at the grocery stores and malls; what's not done remains so.
It will be quiet here tonight. A couple of neighbors will join us for a Christmas drink and some baked brie en croute and a few other snacks. We spent the day watching the baby while her mother ran a few errands. Tomorrow we'll visit (carrying warm sticky buns and gifts) with our son and daughter-in-law and grandchild, and then with daughter and her family. We'll be joined by my husband's parents. At least that's the plan -- weather may interfere yet once more as they're calling for freezing rain. If this is the case we're not going anywhere and I'll eat myself into a sticky bun coma. It'll be just the two of us for Christmas dinner -- I'm fixing shrimp and grits -- our favorite. Tomorrow afternoon we'll pack our bags and on Saturday head South for a week. I expect Florida to have record low temperatures, because that's just the kind of girl I am and because I plan to leave my coat in the car.
On nights like tonight, I think of all those who are working...firefighters, police, doctors, nurses, caregivers, and clergy and I send special blessings and prayers their way. I think of those who don't have enough to eat, those who suffer from loneliness or illness and my heart and prayers go to them as well. And to you, dear friends, I send blessings for peace and love. Merry Christmas, Kathy
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.