It's Christmas Eve, and I have 5 days off work. This means that I will be obeying the signs on the trucks that I see practically every day on my way into the office.
The weather today is warm and rainy. It looks and feels more like it should be spring-break instead of Christmas Eve.
Our day began with two of our traditions. One is a newer one that began three years ago when a good friend who also takes in the senior Goldens told me about one of hers. Each year she makes an ornament for her tree that has the names of the dogs (and cats) that are with her that year at Christmas. I loved the idea and to my ornaments I also add the losses from the year on the back. A bittersweet moment. But truly one that brings humbling gratitude.
Our Christmas day will be a quiet one at home. The next two days will be spent in the homes of our friends.
Whatever your plans are for this evening and Christmas Day if you are traveling to enjoy the company of good friends and family, or spending it simply at home, “May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.”