Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Past

We made it through another Christmas season which is always hectic with entertaining and get-togethers---and increased business at the shop. Like other retail establishments we did much better this year than last. But the season is not about gifts and retail, or is it?  I've never felt Christmas to be a particularly holy holiday, having not grown up in a religious tradition that emphasized the Advent season. For us, Christmas is surely about singing the old carols and reading the nativity story in Luke. But bottom line it's mostly about family. It was great to be with family and extended family this year and to catch up with folks we hadn't seen for more than a year. With house guests departing yesterday, I'm getting back to my writing and planning for our annual January trip South.