Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A new and better Christmas this year

This may well be one of the best Christmases ever. You might wonder why. Well, here’s the answer. No pressure! We are always adding to our food pantry donations and we have no pressure regarding fighting the crowds to buy Christmas gifts for friends and family. We have mailed out donations to the charities that we support.

Mr. Pop and I will exchange small “for fun” gifts and Fred the Cat will receive his bag of coal…oops, his new bed and cat stuff, but that’s it for gift buying. We can just sit back, relax and enjoy the hell out of the tree, lights and the spirit of the season. Christmas morning we will know that we helped make some people’s Christmas a lot better, especially this year. That’s the only gift we need. I don’t remember ever feeling like this before. I like it.

14 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

I always find that 'giving' puts me in the Christmas spirit more than 'getting'.

December 09, 2008 2:08 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

i like your xmas --- so much more real

December 09, 2008 2:10 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

So very beautifully put!

December 09, 2008 3:17 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Congrats for a beautiful Cristmas

December 09, 2008 4:03 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Looks like you found one of the secrets to a great Christmas. Congratulations!

December 09, 2008 4:35 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

What a great Christmas!

December 09, 2008 5:22 AM  
Blogger DCup said...

It sounds like a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy!

December 09, 2008 5:31 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

that will be my goal for the inlaws next year :) i have already enjoyed this season more because i havent shopped much either :) and i didn't get shot so that's a bonus ;) i like your idea- i hope it catches on.

December 09, 2008 5:46 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

And it seems you'll be avoiding goofy visitors/traveling, too? This really might be the bestest Xmas ever, Charlie Brown.

December 09, 2008 5:46 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Good for you both. Thanks for helping.

December 09, 2008 6:31 AM  
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December 09, 2008 6:52 PM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

I'm in admiration of you both...

December 11, 2008 6:57 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

How dare you threaten Fred with a bag of coal!? You'd better represent with the 'nip, PoP, or you'll have one pissed off kitteh!

December 11, 2008 10:44 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

My blog friend and great friend of many years J.Marquis (his blog is Major Conflict, linked at my site) said that he Mrs. Marquis are doing that this year, that is making charitable donations instead of buying lotsa gifts and junk. I'd like to start doing that kind of thing too. At my age, I basically have all the stuff I need, as well as the most important things like Mrs. Snave, Baby Mackie, Zeke, Abby and Zeva, and Tweetledumb and Birdlington. We already have spent lot of dollars on lots of things this year, but next Christmas will be a great time to start doing it in a more meaningful way. Thanks for the inspiration!

December 14, 2008 9:56 PM  

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