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As it's been a few weeks... and since it's Takin' the Blog for a Walk... Maybe if I got out walking more I'd have more to write about? I try to keep it positive, but it's a web log. Can't always be rosy.
Hiked about 12 miles today. Nice weather for Dec. 26th, though quite windy in places. I don't usually walk like that, and obviously didn't take Bailey, but had a lot on my mind for the fresh air to clear.
I really don't like this time of year... Christmas. At least the first of the 12 days of Christmas. The gift exchange day. There's too many other places to spend money than on required gifts that recipients neither want nor need.(In the five years I've been blogging it seems like I've covered this topic before.) I have a cat suffering from untreated diabetes and a car I've been driving illegally for six months because we can't afford the repair to pass emissions. Auto insurance was due last week, and we still have to get for...? "Did you get all your Christmas shopping done?"
Sorry. Got carried away.
I do love the beautiful yard lights and decorations all around town. I love the many opportunities this time of year to help the less fortunate. Helping those who have little or nothing certainly makes me feel better in more ways than one. Almost didn't get to ring the Salvation Army bells this year, worked 3 of the last 4 Saturdays, but finally had my chance at the last possible opportunity. I did one shift Christmas Eve morning at Waukesha Walmart. Again, weather wasn't bad, plus it was good Walmart greeter practice if ever I need it.
The first step is recognizing I have a problem with
Christmas exchanging gifts. Since when are gifts the reason for the season? It's one thing to support local businesses, and quite another to contribute hard-earned American dollars toward the purchase of foreign made goods at the local big box.
Oops. Did it again.
Family did come over and seemed to have a good time. Family is the best gift of Christmas. That, and a Packer win Christmas day! I do appreciate the gifts I was given and am happy the gifts I gave were equally appreciated.
As bad as things get we still have our family, health, a roof over our heads. . . and a long walk waiting just outside to help make things all better, if just temporarily.
Hoping your Christmas was merry and that you had someone to share it with. If your holiday was less than perfect, I hope 2012 brings you changes for the better.