Yippee!!! Christmas is over.
It actually wasn’t that bad this year. I was supposed to go to a party at a person from work’s house, but in the end I did exactly what I said I was going to do. I slept late. I got up and moved to the sofa and then watched the Hallmark channel. It worked out that just as I was getting comfy on the sofa, my favorite Hallmark movie was coming on. So I settled in and watched. It’s a wonderful little movie about a country music singer who dies in a car wreck and is sent back to earth to do a good deed before she can get into heaven. All of the events take place at Christmas and her good deed involves putting a family back together that’s grown apart after the mother dies. The movie is called the Unlikely Angel and stars my all-time favorite Dolly Parton. What’s not to love. It’s sappy, and silly and I’ve seen it at least three or four times in the past few years. And if I have my way I’ll watch it again next year.
The other thing that I did on Christmas Day was talk on the telephone. I decided what better day to let people know that you care about them and love them. So I probably called 20 or 30 people just to say Merry Christmas and to let them know I was thinking about them. I actually talked to about 15 people or so. In fact at 5:00 I settled in to watch Scrooge (the wonderful musical version of A Christmas Carol) and the phone rang about 10 minutes later. I paused the movie and proceeded to talk to mom for almost 90 minutes. Her call was followed by another and yet another and it was almost 9:00 before I restarted the movie and finished it. I had to recharge my phone twice to get through the day.
What I realized was that if you don’t expect too much from the day then you are rarely disappointed.
Now I have to decide what I’m doing for New Years. Our schedule at work was just posted and I am NOT working which makes me very happy. Perhaps I’ll stay home and watch the Hallmark Channel movies that I DVR’ed on Christmas Day. It’s just a thought.