It’s the end of another year. I love New Year’s Eve. It has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. I love looking forward to the new year and wondering what is going to happen over the next 12 months. This year is going to be so great! I just feel it. The new president is coming into office this January which is going to be a historic event. Hopefully the economy will take a turn for the best and people wont be worried about losing their jobs or homes. I just feel that this year holds so much promise for everyone- I really feel great about the beginning of a new year and all the new hope it holds.
Today we celebrated Christmas and I couldn’t help but think about how much Christmas has changed over the years. We had a great day over at my sister-in-laws, and then we ended up going into DC to see the Christmas Trees. Throughout the day the topic of how Christmas really is all about Jesus and it really is for children seemed so clear. I felt so blessed to be with family and friends. I felt so blessed to have been able to make it to midnight mass last night. This year was so special for so many reasons, but I think primarily it was special because it wasn’t about the gifts. There was no stress over what to get anybody. There was no stress over spending too much money. Everything just seemed so perfect this year because the focus was on the birth of Jesus and on the family.
I love it when a good idea comes out of the blue. It is so weird at times you can worry about something, for example a job or a relationship and then all of a sudden everything seems so clear. That is what happened tonight with my husband and myself. We were having a conversation and he was telling me how argumentative I was. The funny thing is he was right. Yet him making that comment brought a great idea to my mind. I decided to stop myself before saying anything and think first! Wow now I will be able to stop offending people like I do all the time.
It so funny how sometimes other people know you better than you know yourself. I didn’t realize I was that way until he kept pointing it out to me in conversation. It’s horrible to have things like that revealed to you about yourself. In a way I’m happy though,I needed to hear it so I can make an effort to keep my mouth shut a liitle more, or at least keep my opinions to myself. Our husbands you gotta love them. I knew there was a reason I married him. See I did it again!
I know it is getting close to the holidays and the topic of drinking and driving isn’t really a happy one, but it has been on my mind. A close friend of mine is going through a bad time with her boyfriend. This past month he was put under arrest for drinking and driving for 25 days. Which means he will spend time in jail over Christmas, his birthday and New Years! I guess the law takes this type of thing pretty seriously. Not only is he incarcerated for a month, but once he is released he does not have a license for a year. Then two years after that he is on probation. I feel so bad for her , but hopefully it will remind us all that this type of thing is taken seriously and maybe this year we will think before driving on New Years and Christmas Eve.
With the holidays fast approaching I can’t put off my Christmas shopping any longer. Thank goodness I have the day off to get a few things done. I’m so lucky this year because I get to buy for my little nieces. There are three of them ranging in age from 5 to 8. I have been searching the internet trying to find the perfect gifts. Even with children it can be hard at times, but of course never quite as hard as buying for adults. I think I’m going to head out to the mall and just look around. I love looking at the lights and christmas decorations! I need to go right now, hopefully I wont spend too much money….