Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas! We spent time catching up with family and exchanging small gifts. Nobody went overboard on spending, which is exactly the way we all like it. My parents have a penchant for re-gifting things from many years ago, and most of this year’s presents are no different. One of the boxes contained 15 year old polo shirts that emitted a strong scent of moth balls! I will cherish them forever, or until they fall apart, whichever comes first.
Our family realized early that buying presents for each other was quite unnecessary after we kids grew up. We therefore made an unspoken pact to gift each other things with no effort or pretense. In fact, it’s almost become a game as to how much of our used stuff we can offload onto each other! I gave a couple over-sized shirts from 2003 to my father, and a packet of dried plums to my mother. We all laughed at our gifts and took some happy photos.
Our idea of Christmas is the reunion of family. We’re a family that’s constantly scattered throughout the world, and when we get to reunite, we don’t waste much time giving gifts. Instead, we talk stories over meals, lots of meals that test all our dietary New Year’s resolutions.
May none of you have to go back to the office until Monday, January 4th or work too hard if you do! We’ll be coming out with some fun short posts for the rest of the year since it doesn’t seem like too many people are around. Happy Holidays!
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