Jan 062008

We’re well into the new year already, and I’m just now getting around to writing about the holidays. I suppose that is because it wasn’t one of the better holidays.

I did travel home for the usual visit, but it was very short. Lay took ill the week before Christmas week, and remains sick with the doctor still testing to try and find out what is wrong, but it got fairly serious there right after Christmas.

I waited until Christmas Eve to drive home. I got there just in time to go with Mom to the Christmas Eve service at church. I guess about the only good thing with leaving really early and driving on Christmas Eve was the complete lack of traffic. I drove back home the day after Christmas.

I had attempted to get the shopping done early, but was still working on a few items right through the weekend before. I’d purchased Christmas Cards last year after the holidays, but didn’t get time to get them out until right before Christmas. I’d hoped for a  quiet work week the week prior, but that certainly didn’t happen.

We stayed in Christmas Eve because of how bad Lay felt, so there was just not much celebrating despite me having a couple of weeks off. I got the outside Christmas lights up, but never even got the tree put up inside. We went to one party, but couldn’t stay very long there.

I don’t want this to appear to be a downer. It was great seeing everyone at home, and the service at Mom’s church is always a warm experience, and I get to see a lot of people I see only once a year. That’s worth it. The big family dinner and open presents is always fun. You can check out the pictures here>>

Here’s hoping that 2008 will be better, and that the holidays in 2008 will be more calm.

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