Friday, December 25, 2009

pc or not, Merry Christmas

It's been a long year. Not quite done, but almost.

It's Christmas and I'm trying to write. I'm stuck and procrastinating, not because I don't enjoy every head-banging minute, but because KV is different and I hope I've grown enough to do it justice.

Thanksgiving isn't good. Too many memories and regrets. I bought a mala last year, right after I broke out in full body hives and (religion alert) I've been doing a lot of praying. Money-wise, this is a crappy Christmas.

I started hating the people who'd ask me, "Are you done with your Christmas shopping?" like it's a requirement. "No," I said after the twentieth person asked me. "I'm not. Payday is Friday and I'm waiting for cash." The last time I used a credit card the issuing company closed it down, and I'm just grateful it was "after" I paid for the hotel, not during.

As a household, we have enough for bills and groceries, but there's not a lot left over. So I count my blessings and I'm grateful. I have friends, a roof over my head and food in my mouth. I have a job when a lot of people don't, good health insurance and okay dental. I have a nice house in a good neighborhood where I'm not afraid to let my kids walk around outside and when I drive, the Cascades rise in the distance like a mirage.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a profitable, happy New Year.

7 comments:

Michelle (MG) Braden said...

Merry Christmas, Cup! Wishing you a day full of love and a 2010 filled with joy and blessings!!

liana laverentz said...

Merry Christmas, and a profitable New Year to you, too!

jodi said...

Merry Christmas, MG! Run again--you know you've got my vote. And you'll probably have my money (when I have some) so I can join your chapter. :)

Merry Christmas, Liana. :)

Eva Gale said...

Merry day after Christmas, Cup. :-)

deanna said...

Merry Christmas (yesterday), Happy my daughter's birthday (today), blessings to you, Jodi, all the year to come. I'll be reading you...:o)

Hailey Edwards said...

Merry Day After Christmas! :)

Kaige said...

I'm late for Christmas wishes, but wishing you and yours a prosperous New Year! Looking forward to see what you've done with KV.