Journal Your Christmas, Day 4

December 4, 2008

I have struggled with what to write for this prompt all day.

If you can’t read it, the text says:

When I was growing up, the days around Christmas itself had a fairly specific sameness to them over the years.  Church on Christmas Eve, presents in the morning, brunch later.  I don’t remember that we ever went anywhere when I was a kid — we lived far from relatives, so Christmas was always just us at home.

My adult Christmases have been all over the map — literally.  We’ve been here in Iowa, we’ve made to Christmas-time trips to see my Dad in Florida (and trust me, Disney World is NOT the happiest place on Earth during the days between Christmas and New Year).  Last year we were in New Jersey with my sister’s family.  My mom’s family takes turn hosting a Christmas Day meal, and when we’ve been in Iowa we participate — either hosting or traveling to the celebration.

As a result, I can’t think of one specific situation that really stands out as an “ideal” or “perfect” Christmas.  I am quite content to celebrate wherever and however we can, as long as we are together.

For reference, here’s a link to last year’s page about the same topic.

December 4, 2007

I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already.  How did that happen?  WHere did this week go?  Heck!  Where did this YEAR go?????