Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Christmas Season

Most of my family already have their Christmas tree and all the other decorations up at their homes.

Not me. I've been sick since Thanksgiving Eve. (Thanksgiving was wonderful up until then.)

One of my nephews goes all out. He even has a manikin dressed in Christmas attire who looks like she's putting decorations on the tree. (He does all sorts of wild things for Halloween too.)

My sister, right after hosting Thanksgiving to nearly 30 family members, put her tree up and had it decorated completely by Friday.

Though I love Christmas time and used to do all sorts of preparations from making gifts and decorations and baking special cookies and breads, I'm going to be a bit on the bah humbug side this year. My family has gotten huge, so I've decided to just give money to each family. I wouldn't buy what they wanted anyway. I also send each family a selection of English muffins to arrive a few days before Christmas. I know they like this.

Hopefully, my granddaughter who lives next door, will take pity on me and put some of my decorations up for me.

As for writing, I can't even think about it. I have a galley to proof, but no energy for it right now.

My holiday wish for all of you is that you don't get bitten by this nasty flu bug.



Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

My daughter-in-law and granddaughter came over and decorated for me, so the house is ready for Christmas even if I'm not. I do feel a tad better though, so Merry Christmas.

Patricia Gligor said...

My holiday season has been off to a rough start too, Marilyn. My mother did make it home from the hospital in time for Thanksgiving, which is wonderful, especially considering the fact that last year we had Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner at a rehab facility. She's doing much better and I'm so thankful for that. Then, to top things off, I, like you, got sick on Thanksgiving night and am still struggling to feel better. In spite of all that, I look forward to a great Christmas!

Lorna Collins - said...

My sinuses are acting up, so I was awake all night coughing. No energy today either. The kids in our family all want money, so few gifts to buy. I, like you, used to go all out. Not so much any more. Makes me a little sad.

Kathleen Kaska said...

You got me thinking of all the many ways I've celebrated Christmas from crowding into my grandparents' tiny living room with my 45 cousins when I was a child, all of us singing carols, to staying in a cabin with my husband in a remote area of west Texas where there was so many stars in the night sky, I was awestruck. As long as you're with someone you love, Christmas is perfect.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I'm finally feeling better. Hooray!

And since Lorna shares my birthday, I do hope she's not sharing my sickness.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

P.S. I did get the galley proof checked and corrections sent in.