Christmas is Coming….

Christmas is a coming,
The goose is getting fat
Won’t you put a nickel
In the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a nickel
Then a penny will do
If you haven’t got a penny,
The God bless you

Christmas is a coming,
The snow is on the ground
Elves are wrapping presents,
And cheer is all around
Santa’s getting ready for
His sleigh ride tonight
Rudolph is the leader,
With his nose so bright

Christmas is a coming,
Let’s decorate the tree
Hang up baby’s stocking,
Make sure there’s one for me
Mom is in the kitchen,
Baking gingerbread
Daddy’s tasting frosting, his
Mouth’s all green and red

Christmas is a coming,
The goose is getting fat
Won’t you put a nickel
In the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a nickel
Then a penny will do
If you haven’t got a penny, then
God bless you
If you haven’t got a penny,
Then God bless you

If you want to hear this lovely tune you can go to this

YouTube video and listen for yourself!

Christmas is really coming and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  Some years I can’t wait for Christmas to come and other years I dread it but this year I am not sure. I was so excited for it to come and yet know I’m not ready. Actually it’s the first year I am ready. All the presents are wrapped. That has never happened before. I can’t recall the last time we didn’t wrap presents til the wee hours of the morning on Christmas Eve and this year with teenagers who don’t sleep til 11pm I was imagining an “all nighter” but apparently that will not happen this year. I had a spare 3 hours the other day and I wrapped up everything.

We even had time to adopt a family friend this year- they just got diagnosed with cancer and it was obvious that they needed Christmas so we just made it happen with the generosity of some friends and some ingenuity. Maybe that’s why I feel like this Christmas doesn’t matter. When you know someone is fighting for their life, Christmas is just another day. But it is magical. I wonder if the magic of the season will consume this family so they can enjoy some much needed magic before Chemotherapy starts on the 26th.

I don’t know if I should bake more, or do more, or rest more but I do know this will be a special few weeks. It’s the first time the kids have been back to public school in 5 years and the first time we have this limited amount of time with them in between semesters. Quinn isn’t even happy about having 2 weeks off, “I won’t see anyone for 2 weeks Mom!” I guess he will miss his newfound school friends. I imagine we can invite them over but it’s the teenager’s world so I will ask if he’d like to do that. Meghan will have friends over and she will go places as she’s not afraid to make her social life happen. Cole will have a few friends over and enjoy every minute.

So Monday is Christmas and it will be magical if I get my mind in the right headspace. I miss family from Massachusetts and that’s probably putting a damper on it for me too. Mind you, we haven’t been traveling home for Christmas since we moved but for whatever reason, aging parents etc. are making it feel more important than ever. We will skype over the holiday break though to ease any home-sick-ness.

So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2018 be a wonderful year full of Health and Happiness! Here’s a Happy Holiday pic that our doggie daycare took of our dog, Snickers! Merry Christmas to all!!!

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