As some of you know, I am not a big fan of Christmas. I'm really not sure why. It seems to symbolize greed and excess more than anything, and I'm not a person who is able to spend large sums of money on gifts. I like keeping it simple and nowadays there's so much pressure to spend, spend, spend; to top last year.
This year I'm not dreading it quite so much for some reason. This has not been a good year for me in many ways; yet who knows what may be around the corner, and there are good things happening too, good changes.
Well, someone actually asked me the other day when I was updating this. So maybe I should?
This weekend I'm enjoying some peace and quiet as the husband and two younger sons have gone camping. I still have the 17-year-old here but he mostly stays in his room so I may as well be alone.
In the bigger scheme of things, my grandfather passed away earlier this week. He was 97, but had enjoyed pretty good health until near the end. His mind was still sharp and he still enjoyed a glass of wine or two. I raise my glass to you, Grandpa. I know you and Grammy are drinking sherry somewhere right now.