Merry Christmas to one and all.
My guess is you’re all eating or loosening your belts after eating or watching football or laughing with relatives and loved ones. So, I probably should have wished you a Happy After Christmas since that’s most likely when you’ll drop by.
Today, I’ll be cooking, cleaning, eating, opening presents, taking pictures, watching my kids who are no longer kids, and wishing I could capture everything about the day and either remember it forever or put it on a hologram so I could call it up at will.
Here are two pictures from our Christmas.
This is our Christmas tree with presents unopened.
I no longer worry about pretty or fancy ornaments. Instead, I load the tree, as much as its limbs will hold, with ornaments made by the kids, ones that remind us of trips we took, or special ones sent or made by family.
This is the Santa and Reindeer I made years ago during my ceramic period.
Clearly Santa and all the reindeer, including Rudolph have arrived back after a long night of delivering presents.
In both, you probably noticed the strange crying bear in the Santa cap. That’s Billy Bear. He’s watched over every Christmas since I was a small child. It’s not Christmas until Billy Bear has his cap on. As to why he’s crying or why he has little fur left, that’s another story for another time.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.