I’m back and the computer is running better than ever. A huge thank you to an Earth Angel, Dave Lafferriere. Dave took our computer and spent, I don’t even know how many hours applying it with TLC. Dave would accept no payment of any sort, Dave, we both thank you so much.
Well here it is Christmas eve. There is really so much work and effort that goes into Christmas, but in the end it is all worth it. I can say that so easily, as I have not really had to do any work in preparing for the big day.
I have said it so many times and I will say it again. I am such a lucky man. My poor Vi has shouldered the burden alone. Countless hours shopping, baking and now the cooking is starting. Now, I know I am being a little selfish in this but I think my heart actually bled a few tears every time I saw a plate or box of baking being packed up to be delivered ELSEWHERE. Woe, is me. Thankfully I know there is still a large amount left, yippee. lol.
It is so important to realize you are lucky. It is one thing to be a lucky man, but if you don’t realize it or appreciate it, it is worth nothing. Vi, I know I am a lucky man to have you in my life. I know it and I do appreciate it. I thank you for choosing to spend your precious moments of time with me.
I can only imagine the stores will be packed to overflowing with stressed out frantic last minute shoppers. If you are one, just take a deep breath, let your shoulders sag and let go of the stress. Getting in a dither isn’t going to add any more shopping hours, only get you all worked up and miserable. This is not the season for that kind of feelings. You will get done as much as you can get done and being stressed won’t change that. It will in fact only spoil your mood. Try and give the next guy a break, remember he/she is just as frantic and frustrated as you are if not even more.
I image the planes, trains, buses and highways are packed with so many traveling. Especially, on the highways, I am sure speeding will only get you to your destination a few minutes earlier. Is it worth risking your own life and that of others for that few minutes? I don’t think so.
There was a chance I might get to actually, meet a blogging friend. A blogging friend from Calgary contacted me. She would be passing through Winnipeg on her way home for Christmas and would like to meet for coffee or something. Timing didn’t work out, will see maybe on the return trip.
Please, remember the true reason for the celebration of this season. Fill your hearts with love for all, be safe. But have a wonderful festive time.
With the computer being gone, I am even more behind than usual in replying to comments. Will try to get caught up this afternoon, pop around for a few visits.
Have a lovely Christmas, enjoy the day, the food, the conversation and the memories you will make.