this christmas season is different. i took the train home yesterday morning and virtually everyone on the train was on their way home for the holidays. they were on their way to celebrate christmas with their families and i was on my way home to go to a funeral.
we did celebrate christmas, in fact, we are still in the middle of it. but there is this ever looming thought of what will await us on tuesday. in a way i feel like we mostly celebrated for my niece (she’s six).
the upside of the timing of the funeral, and i realize how terrible this sounds, most of my relatives on my dad’s side are home and i will get to see my cousin who i have not seen in years, meet his wife who i only know from pictures and their two kids (i learned their names just today). i may have been told about the kids when they were born but because i’m not so close to that cousin i did not follow up or tried to keep in touch. we never had much in common and even as kids met maybe once every two or three years. but i’m looking forward to seeing them all. new babies (or toddlers by now) to meet.
enjoy the time with family and friends and give them all a big hug. you never know how much time you will have with them.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on December 25, 2011
i’m home-home this weekend, celebrating an early christmas. already i can tell its not the same because there is no christmas tree. i can’t understand how my mom could overlook such a detail but it is as it is. no tree. the occasional nutcracker here and there, some candles. i’m not really in the christmas mood.
hopefully that will change. on the other hand, this is my usual mood for christmas so yeah, maybe it is christmas after all.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on December 11, 2010
it’s certainly cold enough for it
the christmas market has opened up, the decorations all over the city are lit, the train station is decorated lavishly with lights and trees…oh and the smell. mulled wine, vanilla sugar, yummy baked goodies…i love christmas time.
it just started to hail-it’s-not-yet-snow outside. my cue to turn on christmas music and wrap up in a blanket to keep warm. this is one of my favorite christmas songs and i really like robert downey jr’s version.
and while i’m at it, here’s another one of my favorites…good for a tear or two (just ignore the terrible quality of the video and the fact that they made the poor chap stand in front of the mall christmas tree and lip sync to his song….)
oh i love christmas time…
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on November 23, 2010