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A Simple Season December 24, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
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THEY SAY IT’S A GIFT to be simple.

But it isn’t easy. There are pressures, expectations.

Sometimes we can’t meet those expectations, though. Can’t rise to the occasion. Can’t cough it up. Can’t really see how putting it on a credit card will lead to anything good.

Two days ago I let go of the idea of buying a nice fluffy tree from the Boy Scouts. I would have loved to have helped them. Maybe next year.

So I took a ride up into the High Country where the firs and spruces grow, and I found a sweet little tree.


And like my ancestors before me, I said a prayer of thanks as I took it from its home and brought it to mine.


Then my gurrrls got busy with the Magic of the Season


And there it stands, fancy on the inside. And we like it like that, my girls and I.


Tomorrow morning we’ll sit around the tree and open our cards and a couple of things my brother got us, and we’ll talk about the things we already have which we’re grateful for. Like each other. Like our health. Like our community of friends.

And I’m going to tell them how much I appreciate having you folks in my life. Because, my friends, you are important to me. Cousin Phydeaux, Fran, Lisa, Jen, and so many more. I shouldn’t name any, because in doing so I’m doing the rest of you a disservice.

But please, all of you, know that I’m a better person for having you in my life.

Merry Christmas.



1. Mauigirl - December 25, 2007

I love your tree – it’s beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you and all the other great blogfriends I’ve met this year. Have a happy 2008!

2. littlebangtheory - December 25, 2007

Thanks M-Gurl, and the same to you!

3. Phydeaux S - December 25, 2007

Beautiful tree, Cuz.

My dad always went out into the woods to get a tree (often dug instead of cut, so we could add to the trees around the house). And I do mean always. Even the years I worked as a landscaper and had access to Christmas tree farm trees for free. He told me the other day how much he misses doing that now, but since they live in a retirement home, it might cause a ruckus if he went outside and dug (or cut) one of the landscaping trees!

Enjoy the white Christmas for me, as it’s supposed to be sunny and in the low 50s later today…..

4. littlebangtheory - December 25, 2007

Will do, my friend. And I want you to know you’re one of the gifts I have in my heart this year.

Just sayin’…

5. Suzi Riot - December 25, 2007

Thanks for being my blog cheerleader and for sharing your very unique and much respected insight and ideas. I can’t wait to see what the new year will bring to our little corner of the blogworld!

Have a safe and peaceful holiday and may 2008 bring you nothing but good, good, and more good!

6. Tengrain - December 25, 2007

I wish for you many blessings on your head, TCR: but I think you already have them.



7. PortlyDyke - December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas, TCR — I’m making the rounds with a bit of “virtual caroling” at my fav blogs. Here’s your carol:

“Now bring us some figgy pudding, now bring us some figgy pudding, now bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it RIGHT HERE!”

I’m sure you can whip up a figgy pudding in a jiff, right?

Much love, PD

8. distributorcap - December 25, 2007

what a great way to spend xmas —-
may you have a terrific and peaceful day with your family

9. boxer rebel - December 25, 2007

That is a damn fine tree CR and it looks like you and your girls did a nice job of decorating it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.


10. dcup - December 25, 2007

Lovely, C.R. I’m glad to call you a friend.

Merry Christmas to you and you family!


11. Karen - December 26, 2007

Warm holidays, CR!

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