Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Plans

I'm not a big fan of Christmas. Oh, it's OK, and I'm glad to have the time away from work that comes with it, but it's not a religious holiday for me (well, NOTHING is a religious holiday for me). But it is a time for family, though over the last many years the number of family members with whom I spend some of my Christmas holidays has generally been small.

Even though I haven't spent many Christmases with my oldest sister in the past several years, there was almost always at least a phone call or Skype call or SOME communication with her on Christmas. But this year there won't be. Her death earlier this year put an end to those calls and the temporary closeness they permitted on what has always been, at its core, a family holiday for me.

But there will be other calls and other Christmas greetings. My other sister may be convinced to come to Dallas to visit. And we can always hook up Skype or make traditional calls to my brothers...and maybe one of them will make the trip up to visit for awhile.

We'll make it a merry Christmas, though, one way or the other. You just have to get used to change, I suppose. You have no choice in the matter.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Don't I know it.


Pensionado said...

I suppose this means you guys can't make it down here this year. Joan plans to hang in Stump City through Christmas then use air miles to come on home before the new year.

YourFireAnt said...

We are skipping Ch'mas this year.


Springer Kneeblood said...

Clay, we're staying here. Money and house-fixing-needs conspire to prevent us from making the trip down. Since you're free, though, how about you join us for Christmas?