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Merry Christmas

Christmas for a single adult with no kids is pretty much a non-event. I woke up, got a shower and drove to my mother’s house around noon. My two brothers were already there. I exchanged gifts with my Mom and she had a slammin Christmas dinner in the works. There was roast pork and roast beef, mashed potatos and gravy, and broccoli with melted cheese. Nummy!

As we all get older and live our own lives it’s seems harder to make the time to spend with each other. We all have our own careers, houses to maintain, lawns to mow, and so forth. Now that I’m getting older I find that I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family a lot more. I should make more time to spend. They should make more time to spend too.  Problem is, everyone has different interests.  I’m into sailing and no one else is.  Dad is into car shows, but no one else is.  My brother is into gun and knife shows but no one else is……. and the list goes on.

Christmas Eve

Every year for the past 15 or 20 years, Christmas Eve is spent at my Dad’s house, beginning at 6:00 PM. Visiting Dad’s house for Chrismas Eve is kind of bittersweet. It’s great to get together with my brothers, my nephew, my grandmother, and Dad and his wife, but it’s seldom that we make it an entire evening without receiving one of Dad’s bitter sarcastic remarks or biting insults, and this year was no exception.

All in all it was a success. We had some snack food, socialized with some drinks, exchanged gifts, and enjoyed seeing each other and catching up with each other on our live’s recent happenings.

Another one goes in the books.