When Ella told me that she needed to go into town to buy some more guitar strings for Eric, I suggested that she check out musician friends website and see if she could buy them online. Sometimes you can find a good price on things like that online, and even after you figure in shipping costs, it sometimes ends up costing you less money buying them online because of the time and expense of driving into town. Gasoline prices may be going down, but when you have to drive an hour to get to the store, it may make more sense to stay home and have things shipped to you.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all run into one long holiday around out house. That makes for over a month worth of a holiday. I’m always so happy to see New Years Day so I can get my house back to being just my house instead of a holiday house. I finally got everything put away for next year yesterday. It took about 3 days of walking around finding all of the stuff that comes out for the holidays so I could pack them away for next year.
I have got to come up with a better form of decorating for the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas Tree with all of the lights and memorable ornaments but I hate putting it up and taking it down. I don’t do live or real trees anymore. It just didn’t seem right to me one year to kill a tree to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Oh well, that’s just me. Maybe next year I’ll scale back just a bit.
I do love Christmas but I’m so glad when it’s all over and I can just sit back and relax for a day or two. It’s rush here and go there and wrap this and ‘Oh no, I forgot that!’
I don’t care what I forgot to buy for who, I will not go out shopping the last week before Christmas. I hate the way they commercialize Christmas. That’s not what it should be. It should be a time to celebrate with family and loved ones. It’s supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Not a celebration to the gift god.
It’s amazing how many people don’t realize that Santa Clause represents the Three Wise Men bringing their gifts to the Baby Jesus at night so as not to bring trouble to him. That’s how Santa Clause came about and what he stands for. Christmas is a celebration of children but we need to all make sure that even the youngest child knows what we are celebrating and why.
Sure they are the center of Christmas but the true center of Christmas is Jesus Christ. No I’m not a religious fanatic but I do know that there is something or someone greater than I am.
Well tomorrow is Christmas Day and I’m sure the last thing on my mind will be my computer. I wanted to make sure to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas to anyone and everyone that reads my blog. I do appreciate it very much that you stop by. I hope I have brought a little pleasure into your life or helped in some small way. That’s what life is all about, helping one another.
My father always volunteered at the local Disabled American Veterans Association and that’s a legacy we carry on in his honor. They’re feeding the local veterans or the families of deployed service men this evening and my family will be there to gladly serve them.
Boy was I glad to see the UPS truck pull in. I had ordered a bunch of stuff from abcdistributing and it was getting a bit too close to Christmas for my comfort. I was scared to death that something had happened to my package because it was supposed to be here three days ago. They had never let me down at ABC Distributing before so I kept my fingers crossed and hoped for the best. I almost gave the UPS guy a big hug when he knocked on my door.
I kept remembering one Christmas when Mom ordered just about everything we girls were getting from JC Penney’s and they promised her that she would have the items by the beginning of December. Well it didn’t come and it didn’t come and Mom called and called and all they could tell her is it was shipped and should be there and IF it isn’t, then give it a day or two and it will be there.
Just four days before Christmas, Mom had to go out and try to find presents for us for Christmas. It was crazy and we didn’t get hardly anything we had asked for but it was still a good Christmas. Then in February, the UPS guy knocked on the door with a package……………you guessed it, our Christmas presents. Mom told him to take it back and make sure they took as long to get it back to JC Penney’s as it took for them to get it to her.