Tues. Dec. 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve

Cool and wet.

Yesterday got sunny and all the way to 47F here on the shores of Lake Michigan. Well, near them anyway.

Did get a couple of nice locally made tchotcki for the second child to give as presents. Might have to take the first child out today to get her last minute shopping done. It was a nice couple of hours with my little one, culminating in coffee and a smoothie for her. This town is soaking in small town charm.

Last day to get any Christmas stuff in order, second day of Hanukkah, and day after Festivus.

I’d be powering up the AA guns and the AS battery later tonight, if I didn’t have two little ones. I’ll have to settle for putting out the less tasty cocoa and some slightly stale cookies for the fat man. Some blog traditions I just can’t keep up 🙂

It’s clear from looking at the history of Christmas in the US that we have been making it up as we go. Make some new traditions of your own if you want to, and honor some from the past.

Take the opportunity to mark the day in whatever way matters to you. If this is a very tough time of the year for you, please find someone to share your burden- even if it’s just a bunch of grumpy old men online.

All of you reading this have my very best wishes,

nick