Christmas Evening, 2004
Filed from "Owls Nest" near Tamassee, South Carolina.
It has been a quiet day. The weather has been bone chillingly cold. Tonight, they are scheduled to have a light snowfall in the nearby towns of Greenville and Spartenburg. Here in Tamassee, there is a small possibility that we might get a little.
Whether or not we get that snow remains to be seen. Just the fact that the small possibility exists is causing all kinds of anticipation in the TeenWonk.
As for the WifeWonk and myself, the small possibility of snow is also causing all kinds of anticipation.
Snow is meant for youngsters of all ages.
As Christmas "winds down" for another year, I can't help but to reflect a little on how good it is that we are all together (once more) at this beautiful time, in this beautiful place. There is a warm fire in the hearth, and we've plenty of egg-nog and Christmas victuals.
I am still recovering from a slight case of the flu, but for the most part we are all healthy. The daily grind of my teaching job is a world away.
With all the problems in the world, both big and small, a person can still hope for happiness. And if not happiness, then maybe contentment.
May you and yours at least have contentment, (if not happiness) this Christmas evening.