Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two Days Until Christmas

I decided this morning that whatever I haven't already done that was on my To Do List will have to wait for another year. I think it's time to draw the line on what is enough. We tend to try to make the best for our friends and family even at the risk of neglecting ourselves and our everyday rituals. I think it's time to say enough. I have baked enough, I have shopped enough, I have fretted and worried and run around enough. Now it is time to enjoy what this holiday is all about. We will visit with friends this year and not see any family for Christmas. The friends we are spending the holiday with won't be with their families either so we decided to have our own little potluck holiday. We are contributing a prime rib we've been saving for a special occasion. I will most likely prepare a side dish or dessert to go with it. I am both sad that I won't be with family again this year but also grateful for the newfound friends in our town who have become blessings in our lives. I am praying that my family (my brothers in particular) will set their computers up with webcams so we can visit face to face on a regular basis. We all live in different states and I feel it is very important that we come together regularly to share what we're doing and just to touch base with each other. We never know when one of us is going to be called up to go home to our Father and I don't want to look back and say " I wish we had spoken to one another more often" I wish you all a very Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah. Thank you to all who have been kind enough to leave me comments and I hope we can continue on in the future sharing our lives by way of this forum. Blessings to you all....

5 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Our friends become our extended family and sometimes are better company that the real thing. I have some good ones, but then I'm also blessed with a large family so it is rare for me not see at least some of them for a holiday.
Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your Christmas, sit back and relax and just take it all in. 'On Ya'-ma

Gerry said...

Kathy,
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. What you are doing for Christmas sounds very nice.

Happy New Year!

Gerry
(((())))) - hugs

Pam said...

I agree with you on the to-do list. Sometimes you just have to say "I'm finished." I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

Merry Christmas..
Prime rib sounds wonderful..
sometimes families just are not close enough for holiday get to gethers, glad you have wonderfu friends to share it with.
God Bless and keep you..
Love, Cassie

Tatersmama said...

Oh hun... I hear ya about the "enough is enough". I still have some grocery shopping to do today, and then that's IT! I've done all I'm willing to do.
My son and I plan to get the webcams up and running today, because today is Christmas Eve for me here in Oz.. So Christmas day for me will be Christmas Eve for him... (confusing, eh?) and I can watch the grandsons opening their presents from "Grummie and Grumpy" (us) on their Christmas Eve.

I hope you have a wonderful meal with your friends and that the day offers you Peace and Joy.