Friday, December 24, 2010

Opening Up My Heart

Merry Christmas Eve friends. I am not embracing my traditional Christmas Eve habits this year. My mother and I usually go out to the mall and watch shoppers from the benches in the "safe zone." It is amusing. There are two kinds of Christmas Eve shoppers: frantic and calm. The frantic ones are clearly on the edge of losing it, and the others may have been there and come back, OR they know that there is no point. This day is just crazy and it is just easier to go with the flow. Expect insanity. Expect rudeness. Expect people to push and shove. You choose to be the one stands still and be the serenity in the midst of the madness. It is a character study in its own way.

This year my mom went with my stepdad. Nothing about the mall is appealing when you have a migraine and the fibro aches and pains are back in full force. Turns out that I was really glad I stayed home because I got a phone call from my hs friend Jennifer. I specify because of all the Jennifers in my life. We have reconnected on the telephone (in addition to email) and had a lovely conversation. I thought about calling her, but decided against. She has kids and I thought she would be WAY too busy on a day like today to get a phone call. Not thirty minutes later, she called me. Too cool. We talked a lot about my Big Idea and some of her stuff. And we reminisced about some old times. It was good to laugh.

Here is my favorite Christmas song (I think) on the serious side. I really like Christmas songs, so this is actually a tough call. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Laugh a lot. Love a lot. And if the mood strikes you, sing for no good reason. Even if there is no music playing. People do it in the movies all the time and it's really cool. Sometimes they start dancing, too. So, sing, dance, laugh, love. Change your clothes 20 times to music and do a montage of some kind. Go for it. And if you do that montage thing, video it, and put it on here, because that would be totally awesome. If I had cooler clothes, I would TOTALLY do that. Love ya peeps. Merry Christmas. And on with the song...

It's love.

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  1. Ah, the winds they are a-changin'. A new year, a whole new ...??? So much potential. And how did you know (well, you always know!) that I've been whistling and singing today??? The build-up to the holidays -- the baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the prepping -- I love; it's the expectations, inevitable disappointments, stressors, and whatnot that I don't like. Christmas Eve has potential, like the New Year. May it stay beautiful, may it bring you health and happiness ....

  2. Merry Christmas! I hope so much changes comes for us both in the upcoming year!

  3. Merry Christmas Robin! I hope you have a good day tomorrow. Think of all of us that love you and your thoughts, and writings here. I'll pray that you feel that love ....through the web and back again.

    Carol-the gardener

  4. Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend. May Christmas find you pain free. Hugs.

  5. Merry Christmas, Robin. And health and peace in the New Year.

  6. Belated Merry Christmas Robin! Hope you are feeling OK.

  7. Merry Christmas to you, Robin! Hope you had a good one. May the coming New Year bring you all good things.


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