Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.

Today the prompt told me that if I was traveling more than 65 miles for Christmas festivities I should pay a dollar into my kitty, and if I was confident my vehicle would get me there it would I should add an additional two dollars.

The only traveling I will be doing for Christmas this year happens today, when I drive to the airport to pick up Son Brian and family.  Actually, both he and Son Tony are flying into town with their families today, with the flights arriving approximately 90 minutes apart. Hubby Tony will make the second run to the airport after work. (Son Donald has been home since last weekend, when his college semester finished.)

Tonight, for the first time since last December, all the bedrooms will be filled. I am so ready!  The house and tree have been decorated with an eye towards Grandson Jay, who I understand is into everything. The bathrooms are stocked with extra toiletries, and the refrigerator and pantry hold everyone's favorite foods.

From our house to the airport is 20 miles.  Double that and it's still under today's guidelines.  However, I'm so happy to have everyone here that I'm going to pay the two dollar 'vehicle confidence fee' anyway.  Even though my car is old and has a lot of miles it gets me where I need to go.

Five years ago today: A Poem For The First Day Of Winter


  1. What a wonderful time you are going to have. We will want a full report when all have returned home and your home is again calm and quiet. For now, enjoy a very Merry Christmas.

  2. I won't be here for the end of the wonderful advent, so I rounded it up to fifty dollars and donated it to my lovely local Methodist church. Thank you for the opportunity to have something to think about. Merry Christmas to you and especially the new baby.

    1. It was wonderful for you to join me in the challenge.

  3. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Kathy how exciting for you to have everyone together.