Initially, when son, daughter, and I were discussing Christmas this year, we said, no big decorations, the usual steak for dinner, no gifts. But as the time grew closer, I decided a few small things for them were OK, and things have escalated. I now have several gifts for each of them, and I hope they like them. That is the best part of christmas for me, seeing how the recipient enjoys their gifts. It was all the internet for me, and I never did make it to the mall. Today we went to walmart to pick up a few things for dinner and my god! the crowds! And they weren't very nice either. I saw one woman, messing with her phone, drop a credit card just after leaving the register. I said, excuse me ma'am I think you dropped a card. She gave me the biggest smile as she picked it up, so I guess all is not lost in the Christmas spirit.
i am missing N more now than previously. I have been getting cards from people all over the country who did not know that N had passed away. So as I write cards to them, I am telling them the bare bones of his illness, and it is hard to do it without making it sound too bleak. And each telling makes me a little more sad.
Well, time to rustle up some dinner, here is today's cartoon: