Merry Christmas Eve

I really miss my Dad this year, as my mother is trying to set me over the edge. The holidays were the one time of year my parents didn’t argue, well actually that should be restated, Christmas eve and day were the only times. I cherish this time of year, and in recent years it seems to creep up on me faster and faster. I love to shop for my friends and family. I like paying attention to their likes and dislikes over time and trying to find that special gift. The ornament above was in my Dad’s family since the early part of the 20th century, and possibly earlier. I know it was handed down to him when he was a teenager. I wish everyone a happy holidays with your family and loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving

This year I was thankful for having a job, being able to spend my life with my best friend, a roof over my head that I even like living in, a car that runs even at 163K miles and being able to do for a living something I love. What were you grateful for this holiday season?