Christmas Song Lyric of the Day:
Snowflakes were fallin’ / As she spotted her date for Christmas Eve / She had to move quickly / ‘Cause snow was melting all up in her brand-new weave
The Dan Band / “Ho Ho Ho”*
Rich and I are both working on starting our respective halves of our Christmas letter for this year. Since we didn’t write one or send any cards out last year, we figure we should make an effort this year. At this rate, though, our success rate will slow to the point where we’re only sending Christmas letters/cards out every other Leap Year. But I digress.
I’m having trouble starting my half of the letter, since, for the 14 (see what I did? I added a person) of you who read this blog on a regular basis know, this year was a really, really bad one. A lot of good things happened this year, too, but deaths, illnesses, and divorces have, unfortunately, outweighed the good for me. Hell, I spent the latter half of January and most of September and October crying, things were so bad. And while I am genuinely looking forward to Christmas, it’s been some work getting excited about it. But I think I’m getting there. Having a funny dog who is essentially acting like a snooping child helps, as does watching my two tabbies have a smack fight under the tree, and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (the good one, not the bastardized version) with Rich. And I’m enjoying all the wrapping paper, presents, and Christmas decorations around the house, although I really have to ramp up my gift-wrapping efforts this year, especially since I joined the Gift Wrap Fetish pool on Flickr that Caren founded. Finally, some kindred spirits.
So what’s helping me get into the holiday spirit? The fact that I’m a greedy, greedy person and I want presents. Kidding! Well, partly, anyway. Really, though, I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my family and friends, watching my kids (all six of them) tear into and enjoy their loot, and treating my hubby to some pretty kick-ass presents. Mostly, though, I’m just happy that we all made it through this year.
*I’m kicking off my 12 days of Christmas Song Lyrics of the Day today.