Christmas Eve 2016, so full of magic made even more-so by the excitement of my oldest son. I wish I could have written a long post on this night but I was too exhausted from the party we had just had. I also spent some time speaking with an old friend and his wife. Since I archive all of my old pictures and momentos from my past I was able to make a folder with our childhood pictures and send him the link as a Christmas present.
Since it is near Christmas we’ve been watching a lot of Christmas specials. As almost everyone in the USA knows, the main Christmas specials are the 60s versions of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
In Frosty the Snowman, Karen and Frosty try to buy a ticket to the North Pole so Frosty won’t melt. The clerk being suddenly awakened proceeds to put together a very long route for them to take with a number of transfers involved.
It is 7:13 AM on December 30th. I awoke at 5 AM and had planned on getting this post done quickly but my oldest got up at 5:30 so I had to put him back to sleep.
Unfortunately I really didn’t have time to reflect and get into the holiday mood this year. With two kids one is constantly on the go and personal time is at a premium. Also, two of my colleagues at work recently resigned so I have to cover their accounts which means I actually have work at a time of year when things are extremely quiet if not completely dead.
It is 9:07 PM on Christmas Eve. We had some great friends over for a nice feast which included pot roast and a Honeybaked Ham as well as wonderful wine (Zinfandel and another from Beringer but will have to check the viretal – I’ve forgotten but was delicious). I’m now watching the Norad Santa Tracker and caught him just over Belize. Unfortunately the music they just put on is country so I’ll have to close the browser and put on some soft, easy listening Christmas music. It looks like Santa has delivered five billion and a half presents so far.