Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Is Almost Here.....

It seems to come faster and faster each year. And each year, I get more and more homesick for Ohio and my family. I keep saying I'm going to go back and spend Christmas with them "this year"... and then "this year" passes, and I don't go home. So I say - well "next year"... and then that year passes and... well, let's just say, I haven't spent a Christmas back in Ohio in over 25 years - possibly more. My parents have spent some here with me during that time - and some Thanksgivings - but that hasn't happened either in about 10 years or more.... I was running around today - going to the grocery store, stopping at Starbucks and hitting up Barnes and Noble. Not because I needed to go to B & N, but I just wanted to be around some holiday music and chatter and the bustle of people running around shopping. Did I buy some books - well, of course I did! I can't seem to go into B & N without coming out with at least one. All that time I was out, I kept wishing my parents and my sister were along for the ride... Especially at Starbucks - my Dad likes to go there as much as I do! I went twice - just for good measure.

We will be spending Christmas Eve with my husband's family. Not half as good as spending it with mine, but.... it will still be nice. And Christmas Day will be spent here - just the two of us and our kitty kat....

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday time with your loved ones... and I hope Santa brings you just exactly what you've always wanted!

2 comments:

Susan in SC said...

Just come to my house to spend Christmas! We can knit and cross stitch and chat. I know your family misses you as well!

Siobhan said...

I hope you had a good Christmas, Linda!