This Christmas season has been different. I started out as I always do playing Christmas songs and trying to get more in the spirit as the big day looms. But something was out of kilter. I have read many journals in J-Land where the Christmas spirit seems hard to muster for 2006.
My heart goes out to those of you who are having a hard time of it. You will all be in my thoughts this Christmas morning. My own worries pale in comparison to what others are experiencing and I hesitate to even mention them. I want to keep everyone in the loop, though.
We learned about ten days ago that our landlord’s father fell and broke his hip. His father and mother are in their mid seventies and he feels the need to move them to Savannah so that family and friends can check in on them each week. He will be renting the house to his parents when our lease expires at the end of February. We will have to move!
So, amid all the rush and hoopla of the season, we have been looking at real estate with more of an eye towards buying this time instead of renting. Yes, we have decided to start putting down some roots here in the Savannah area. We’ve lived here ten years now, so I guess it’s about time.
With the added stress and time invested in looking at available housing, I have been behind in my shopping and had to play catch up with all my Christmas chores. Finally, my shopping is all done and I only have to work until noon tomorrow on Christmas Eve. I’ll finish wrapping all the presents when I get home.
Tonight I am going to push all of the thoughts of anxiety out the window and sit down once more with my guitar to share another seasonal song. I hope you have a Merry Christmas come Monday and may all your prayers be answered. Peace and Joy to you all!