Christmas brings lots of traditions, doesn’t it? And living in Miami, it’s still Chanukah season. I grew up Irish Catholic, but I’ve been to enough parties now to throw in the ‘Chag Sameach’ to my friends in Miami. To the rest of the world that is Happy Holidays Hebrew style. And Merry Christmas to my family! Adult world is duel holidays for me these days, what I know is that I’m down to celebrate anything joyous.
Now onto the blog. Part of me believes Christmas is for children. I’m busy buying presents for the niece and nephews. The adult in me though gets happy and sad around this time.
Tradition number 1: Sappy Christmas movies and novels. For movies, Sandra Bullocks’ While You were Sleeping and Colin Firth‘s Love Actually are must see December movies. And shock, Lifetime isn’t showing all girl gets beat down and fights her way back depressing movies. I’ll tune in for the Christmas cheer.
Tradition number 2: Buying presents. For the past few years, I’ve been my mother and my brother’s secret shopper. This year, I’m so busy, I’m letting everyone else handle their own shopping. Giving this up is hard.
Tradition number 3: Going to the parents Christmas morning. Dad will bahumbug at least once while passing out the presents. Someone is going to get upset over something and drama will unfold. (Not planning on being the center of the drama, but one never knows.) Then we reunite over Hot Chocolate and mom’s breakfast or lunch.
Tradition number 4: What do we do as a family? My dad worked for Warner Brothers before I was born. The politicking of what movie will start soon. I want to see Les Miserables, but the men are vetoing this. The plan was Star Trek, but that’s been pushed back. So I’m positive the solution will be the Hobbit. I have a feeling those Scorpios are secretly planning this to be the movie, but first causing the drama. Does announcing I suspect this on a blog mean I agree? Hmm.
Tradition number 5: Family and dinner. Grandma is coming over. She’ll finally tell me she has my book, Mything You. Buy here
My uncle bought it for her, but hasn’t delivered. Grandma is happy with my choice of the fantasy pen name, Buckle. I used her maiden name. My mother and grandma are not readers, at all, so her owning a book at all makes it a rare thing.
Every holiday I hope and pray for the family drama to end and forgiveness to reach my sister’s hearts. It’s been years since they spoke, but we’re Irish and stubborn as mules in my family. If you are reading this and have a thought to spare, please spare a moment for the Pinder family. To me letting negative energy fester for so long is more self destructive than letting people into your life again. I’ve lost the ability to talk sense into the two grown women though, and can only pray they remember the point of the whole holidays. Also on my list of prayers, I’d like to sell novels to find a new life, and in the new year find a good man. These cannot be found under the tree or on a blog, but well wishes are appreciated.
What do you wish for me to pray for you during the holidays? I find it easier to pray for others, so let me know! Please add this to the comments. If you just want to say hello, it’s cool too. You can still win when you leave your email. I will choose at random a number out of a hat to receive an ebook copy of my book, Mything You.
Hugs everyone, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Holidays for all.
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