Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas. . .

That's right, Merry Christmas!

Not "Happy Holidays" or have a "Great Holiday Season"... It is Christmas after all!

Oh... a belated Happy Hanukah to all of my Jewish readers as well!

I really don’t like the trend towards removing the symbolism from the holiday and attempting to make it a ‘generic’ holiday… maybe it’s because I grew up with all of the symbols, Christmas trees, manger scenes and so on, that without them it just doesn’t ‘feel’ the same to me.

No, I’m not going off on a holiday rant, just stating my position on it all. I think that the meaning, and symbols, of a holiday are an integral component of the celebration. The next thing you know Easter will be up for grabs.

Anyway… I know I’ve been absent, missing in action… the truth is, I’ve just not been inspired to write much lately… a lot going on here, not the least of which is the end of my current contract without an extension, or a finalized employment offer.

Yeas, I’ll still be working, but now it’s a ‘day-to-day’ thing, with no timeline in place. Normally, I would have had a new contract in place back in November. I should have pushed the issue, but, with so much to deal with on the personal front, I just let it slide.

I know I shouldn’t have, but, the truth is, I’m not worried, and I don’t really care. I’m more focused on my wife, and helping her get through what ever she has to go through, that every thing else is pretty much secondary.

That said, we had a wonderful Christmas… we spent it relaxing, and cooked a prime rib roast for dinner, man was that good!! Tonight Nina is stopping in for a visit as she’s home for the holiday and we’re looking forward to seeing her and catching up on everything that’s happened since she moved to Charleston, SC.

So, for those of you who’re still stopping in, thanks!! Please accept my wish that you, and your families have had a very Merry Christmas, and enjoy a Happy, safe, and prosperous New Year!!

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Nina said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! We did too . . . I hope the New Year brings your wife good health!

Comfort Addict said...


I've been absent to for a variety of reasons. It sounds as though you're doing the important things in taking care of your wife and your job. I hope that her health improves and your job gets solidified over the coming year. Write if you want to talk about anything.

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Bill! I agree with you - - I do not like the "generic holiday" trend that has been going on. It IS Christmas, after all!

Ours was not as relaxed as yours was, I'm afraid - - we are still trying to unpack boxes and set things to rights in the new house, in addition to STILL cleaning up major ice storm damage in the yard, and getting the old house ready to list on the market. *sigh*

Here's hoping 2007 is good to you and yours (and I'm hoping mine is a bit CALMER than this past year has been!)


Bill said...

Thanks Nina... all the best to you and yours as well!

CA, funny how life runs us in circles 'eh? I've missed blogging, here's hoping we both find the muse once again!

Hiya Liz... the rest of the holiday was not quite so relaxed, but, we're hitting the new year with plans on it being much better, and stronger than the old. I hope you guys get all settled soon!