Monday, December 10, 2012

Aw ...

Got a letter from my Cousin Rose in Tampa today. In the middle of all the doings of her day-to-day was an invitation to spend Christmas with her, her sister (my cousin Barb) and her sister's kids/grandkids.

It was such a lovely gesture. It means a great deal to me. And who knows? Maybe I'll end up there next year.

I am loved. That makes me happy.

Holidailies -- Day 10

Today's prompt: What will bring out your inner Grinch?

People who work so hard to take the "Christ" out of Christmas.

No, I'm not one of those RWNJs who believes there's a "war on Christmas." And I am, in fact, against the government-supported displays of nativity scenes because I'm a strong proponent of the separation between Church and State.

On the other hand, I consider "Xmas" disrespectful. And I have a dear, very sweet Jewish friend who just sets my teeth on edge when she says, "Christmas trees and carols don't really have anything to do with Jesus." She doesn't mean to offend me, but she does. It would be as if I said the menorah is really just a pretty candle holder and who cares about the Maccabees?

There. Was that Grinchy enough?