Very good wishes to all who are celebrating Christman today. Some parts of the US have a white Christmas and many parts do not. We do not, we have rain. The "s" words were used -- snow, sleet -- by the predictors but so far just rain. We would have been happy with a dusting of snow, we don't want sleet with so many people driving here and there to gatherings.
Our family, which currently contains two little boys under three, has hit upon the perfect agenda: We breakfasted at 9:00, open gifts after that, slowly with much noise involved as noisy toys were unwrapped. Played with the toys for a good long while. Now, tired kids have gone home (less than two miles away) for a nap and may be joined by Mama and maybe Papa too. Then we will remeet at Great-Gramma's (that's me) where there's a piano and we can have a sing along for half an hour and then back to grammas for dinner. The break is the perfect idea! I'm enjoying it alone, quietly.
Good wishes for a celebration that is both lively and happy or if not lively, calm and serene. I hope all will be safe today and take some time to contemplate the good things in your life.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!