Hmmm, what to write?  Well…. I am grateful that I was able to spend my birthday and the Christmas weekend with my children and wife; although not all at the same time.  The oldest had to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so we were able to spend Friday and Saturday with him; our other son, we picked up on Sunday from his college and brought him home for the two days of family festivities.  It was nice hanging out with the two, since now that they are pretty much on their own, that we do not get to see them much, anymore.

It is one of the many reasons that I do like the holiday season that occurs between the end of November and the beginning of January.  Families getting together and enjoying each others company.  It also seems like people are in a more joyous and forgiving mood this time of year; unless of course they are at the store shopping.

So as much as I dislike the short, cold days, I do like the holiday season; and I am grateful for it.