Monday, December 24, 2012

Are We Done Yet?

It's not Christmas without Santa's Village
 


The shoemaker’s children have no shoes. The holiday season is now coming to a head and for those of us in retail; it has been a bumpy ride. If you’re doing well you have little time for your own family or even yourself. If you’re like me you are taking those little lulls between each storm. As a firm believer in on-line shopping I’m waiting today for two final packages to arrive. I am hopeful all will be here on time. Then the shoemaker’s children will have shoes.

 

If they don’t arrive on time I have the luxury of older children who understand my demanding job during the holidays and will patiently wait. It’s not as if there is nothing under the tree for them. Although I’m sure there is a feeling of satisfaction when everything is ready. I personally don’t know what that is like since I’ve never gotten completely done in time. As the years go by that sense of accomplishment gets farther away.

 Reindeer training
 

I know a person who have boundless energy and has everything done by the first week of December but that’s not me. I’m lucky to get it all done by the first week of January. But I figure what’s the rush? Isn’t this a time of year to savor the season and everything it has to offer? I enjoy Christmas lights decorating my neighborhood and wish we could keep them up and lit till after February. Winter brings us cold dark nights and colored lights are so festive.

 

For some the holidays are a goal to reach, an event that happens then is over, for me it’s a time of year. We all have extended family that live in faraway lands, or at least Reno and New Mexico. While we may not be able to be there on the exact day we can make plans for visits later in the coming year. When it comes to having your family close to you you’re never done and that’s a good thing. So on this Christmas Eve take the time to savor the season, enjoy the moment and don’t worry about what you’ve yet to accomplish, that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for.
 
 
Mining for rock candy
 

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