Ahhh...the week that we have all been waiting for...Christmas Day is approaching faster than you can reach the front of the Walmart checkstand! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cashier during the holiday season? Ugh...nevermind. I decided to brave the snowstorm this morning at 6:00 am and finish up my Christmas shopping. Yes, indeed...that in itself was a crazy idea. I made a decision last night. My #2 Christmas wish on my Santa's list...well, it is going to be kind of held by Santa's elves a little bit longer. I got a Christmas bonus and was already to order away for that Steelhead rod that I want so badly. But, my senses came back to me...What is priority #1? Well, in my case, it is my family. So, the Steelhead rod with the nicely engraved "River Damsel" will have to sit in Santa's workshop awhile longer. And in exchange, I will see a few smiling faces at the hacienda! (And what's better than that?) They have been pretty darn patient with my fishing endeavors (twice a week sometimes!). So, it's time to give back.
On, Dancer!, On Prancer!...Looks like the reindeer will be leading a sleigh with a new T.V. for the male contingency in the house to watch the Bowl games this holiday season! Do reindeer really fly? Hmmm... In my case, they do. Just needed a few miracles for it to happen.
This Christmas, cherish your family and friends. Cherish your health. I know that I take these things for granted too often. My hubby is in the ICU today with a bout of pneumonia and it isn't looking too promising that he will make it home in time for Christmas. But, I'm sure that he will be home soon thereafter! I'm just so thankful for family, friends, and neighbors that make everything a little easier when there is a bump in the road! A little service with a smile is very infectious! And it makes you all warm and fuzzy inside...try it! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and many tight lines for the New Year!