For many the holidays are the best time of the year. They look forward to all the cooking, baking, family time and finally gift giving. Not me so much anymore. If I had my way we would just straight from October to January.
I see my family once a week a family dinner. When it comes to baking, well my family would rather that I didn't. I am not much of a shopper unless it is an antique shop or flea market.
Things weren't so bad until my mom passed away 4 years ago this coming January and that just seemed to have sucked a lot of joy out of Christmas. Mom loved Christmas. She loved everything about it. Some years ago my brother and his family quit coming up to spend Christmas with us and that took a toll on her but otherwise she was jolly and ho, ho, ho.
My recent article for WorthPoint.com was written in memory of my mom.
Christmas Memories of my Mom; Antique Dealer, Collector and Family Historian
I hope that you enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to All