Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Almost Christmas

My mother loved Christmas Eve, she could control everyone, under a hollow threat, my father hated getting up early on Christmas day, so once we were all beyond the Santa Claus era, Christmas eve become the gift giving time.  

Mom would insist that everyone take a shower before gifts (purely control, it is not like any of us were unwashed.) But it was her thing.  (We all have one.) Dad was happy as long as no one was going to roust him out of bed on Christmas morning.  

All of that is now past, I have been in control of my holidays for a good number of years now.  I enjoy Christmas morning.  Jay is fine, as long as the coffee is good, and early.  

Wishing you all a happy holiday, remember it is about time with people you love (that could be spending time alone.) It is about the spirit of giving, not about what you receive, or who got what.  Try to avoid the drama lamas.  Don't let them get under your skin.  

Ho-ho-ho, Merry Christmas! 


  1. Christmas Eve is always my favorite part of the holiday too. It's always a feel good time, calm and very happy and peaceful. I wish we could bottle it.

    I am off, so I will wish you and Jay a Very Merry Christmas!!!! Big kisses to you both, I've enjoyed getting to know you more this year tootes.

  2. Wishing you and Jay a wonderful Christmas... and coffee good and early!

  3. ummmmmmmmmm, cawfee...we are off to breakfast and the grocery store this morning. then we will sit about like slugs at home until wednesday, when we must return to work. a peaceful yule to you and jay!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and Jay! My partner and I each open one gift on Christmas Eve just to whet our whistles for the main event tomorrow morning.

  5. Control is sooo overrated
    May there be no drama lamas in your house this week.