Monday, December 26, 2022

Light blogging this week

The candle is lit - let the festivities begin!
Hope all have had a safe and warm Christmas.   Our second oldest is going through withdrawal at the moment, since his fianceĆ© and her family are on their annual Christmas trip to Canada.  Both of her parents hail from the lands of the great north.  I think he's secretly looking forward to the chance to accompany them in the future.  This year, however, he's here with the us.  

Our two others are done with school, obviously. Our oldest experienced his first B+ ever, owing to a brutally tough seminar professor.  We told him to brush it off and keep going.  Our youngest is just happy to be on vacation.  Meanwhile, our third oldest, and manager at a local restaurant chain, moved heaven and earth to have as much time off as possible.  He refused to ask for the week, since he fears the earth will open up and swallow his charge if he's not there to keep it going.  

But he did manage to strike a balance with working, and doing so in as few days with the most forgiving schedule possible.  That way, accounting for our second son manning the book store in a solo act, we will still have time to spend through the upcoming week. 

Therefore, time will be funneled to the necessities in order to accommodate what free time we have with the four boys.  This being a sort of 'last hurrah', we want to make sure things are moved about on our side to enjoy the time we have together.  When things are wrapped up, I'll likely post on some reflections, new traditions and golden times and ancient rhymes.  

Until then, continue to enjoy and be blessed during this happy Christmastide.  And for our soon to be daughter in law and her family, a fun and enjoyable Boxing Day.  Be back soon.  God bless and TTFN.

Good King Wences'las looked out,
on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
deep and crisp and even;
Brightly shone the moon that night,
tho' the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
gath'ring winter fuel.

On this 2nd Day of Christmas - a reminder


  1. (Tom New Poster)
    Tell your son the old teacher assures him a B+ in a seminar is no problem. :)

    1. Yeah, i told him I know he was so close to making it perfect, but in a seminar like that I'd take it. I saw her demands and I'm pretty sure I would have come out of it a grade or two lower.

  2. Hope you all are enjoying a merry twelve days of Christmas together! My daughter is also very much missing your son. I told her (jokingly) what my parents (jokingly) told me: Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so get lost! ;)

    1. Heh. That's parenting I can learn to love.

      We have had an overall merry Christmastide. Hope it's been going well for you up in the far north. I think at this point he's more than ready for you to be back, so have a fun and safe trip!


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