What should I do with this Christmas Eve?
A year ago I was with a friend and her family for dinner. It was a nice, easy night. I got a jump on New Year’s resolutions, too, resolutions that must not have been all that important. I can’t remember them anyway. And when I look at where I am now, I must not have taken them too seriously! Or I suppose they could have been rather unimpressive. goals (“In the new year I will save money on wine and women.”)
True…I am much more successful at my work this year compared to last, but if I were honest it wasn’t all that horrible a year ago. (I simply should be doing something different…or doing what I do differently.)
So, what do I do? Meet friends for a holiday drink? Stay in a read a little more John Dos Passos? I do have that new Norton Critical Edition of the King James Bible — a door-stopper of a book — begging for attention, too. I could watch a Jack Klugman film, but I am more in the mood for Billy Mummy or Robert Hardy. Or wait! How about that oft-promised reworking of my blog? No, another time…
I’m not sure what to do and so it feels like the perfect night to start a tradition. After forty-plus years you’d think something “traditional” would be ready and waiting, but…alas…rather than going through traditional moments I am instead writing fill on my blog digging for ideas that don’t seem to exist.
Oh, and for the record, don’t worry…I am a happy sort of a guy. This isn’t one of those woebegone posts that you might expect to find written by fun good-looking guys on Christmas Eve. Just kinda having a Charlie Brown moment, however, and perhaps I am waiting for Linus and the gang to make sense of it all for me.
Tell me again, Linus, what’s the meaning of it all…?
- Millions of shoppers to hit stores Christmas Eve (bizjournals.com)
- Why do some families open presents on Christmas Eve? (chellywood.com)
- On Christmas Eve… (notesfromtheslife.com)
- President Eisenhower’s Christmas Eve Message – December 24, 1954 (pastdaily.com)
- 3 Displaced In Early Morning Christmas Eve Fire (khq.com)
- Wishing you a very Merry Christmas… (verado.wordpress.com)