So suddenly it’s Thanksgiving. How did that happen? Wasn’t it just Halloween? It’s that time of year when all the holidays start running together and it all starts to blur. One year I was so fed up with the whole thing that just for fun, I came up with the greeting “Happy Hallothankschristmakwanzukah” and designed a graphic for it. There’s just so many things to celebrate this time of year and I felt there should be one greeting that covers all of it. You’ll have to rehearse it a few times before it rolls off your tongue, though.
I have to admit, the last few years I really haven’t been in a festive mood during the holidays. I didn’t have a desire to have a tree or decorate much, because it only seemed to emphasize what I didn’t have, and that made me feel much worse. The first year I only put lights on a bench I had, and that was all I could handle. I put the few presents I did buy on it and called it the Christmas Bench. It was just enough.
The next year I didn’t have the bench. I had a rocking chair, so it morphed into the Christmas Rocker, and I put a few more lights up, added a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, and a Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer character set, complete with Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable. My grandson got a kick out of that. And that was just enough.