I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that all is well here. I was not able to get my injection this morning as planned, due to an ice event. It was just bad enough here to close schools in our county and two other counties that I had to travel through to get there. I would have had to leave home around 6:30 in the morning so thought better of it. I will reschedule later.
I'm hoping to get to Walmart tomorrow morning to get what I will need for our Christmas Eve gathering. It is our family tradition to have a kind of snack night and open our gifts from each other. We will have deli ham and cheese for sandwiches. My daughter makes rotel dip, pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs and sausage balls. I make potato salad, spinach dip in Hawaiian bread, onion dip and chips and Christmas cookies. And of course, egg nog. It is my favorite day of the year. I love seeing their faces as they open the things I've bought for each of them. I put a great deal of thought into what I give so they are always happy with their gifts.
My family has been so fortunate this year. My daughter struggles (financially) but the boys do ok and I am comfortable too. We will all have nice gifts and enjoy each other on Christmas Eve. My granddaughter has a girlfriend who told her that her family doesn't believe in celebrating Christmas and they aren't having it. I happen to know this family and it is so not true. The child is embarrassed to say that they have no money this year and so have decided to just act like it is just another day. Both parents have lost their jobs in the last couple of months. They are not alone. This year, more than any other year, people need help. We need to pull angels off the angel trees and put clothes and toys into the boxes around town and give food to the food bank. We can all make a small difference if we just do these little things.