Yet, it’s been a surprisingly pleasant season. Despite the irritations of the weather and legitimate fears about money this year, people have been, well, nice. Almost everyone has been talkative, sharing information and special finds at the stores. There have been smiles and laughter amongst strangers, often about the horrendous weather and lack of funds.
The last few days, though, I’ve been feeling a shift to the frantic. It’s even manifested itself in our own little world. The pressure of getting it all done is bearing down.
The question that I force myself to face when this happens is, “Why does it all need to get done?”. Truly. It doesn’t.
|Santa will get there one way...|
Just a peek at some "traditions" in our home, past through not-so-long-ago past:
|Santa in the far past...|
|...and Santa in the near past.|
|One Grandma's Collection...|
|...of Mr. & Mrs. Claus...|
|...and another Grandma's Home for them to live in.|
Keep the spirit, this week, and every week. Try to live by the Golden Rule.
From the Deuels, by blood & marriage, past, present and, hopefully, future!