So. Christmas was going to be v. strange this year, with me not working and all. And yet, some how, it all worked out anyway. Sometimes you just need to get out of your own way and let things happen.
Christmas isn’t about just the gifts at any rate. The only reason why they are in the Christmas story at all was that the 3 wise men were giving them a means to escape into Egypt. I think. I’ll have to check on that one.
Sometimes, you need to just believe.
This year, we decorated the tree with Ray. He lvoes the ornaments, and I am so thankful to my parents for the “child’s” portion of the tree (the bottom third). He had so much fun, and is entranced by the tree and the lights. If the lights are not on, he thinks its broken. He’ll just sit and stare… And touch all the ornaments.
We have made paper chains, christmas trees out of craft paper and stickers, and lots of other fun things. He has also made and brought home ornaments from school.
Last week, I was able to sit down for a day and do “crafty” sorts of things with my neice, Leyla. She said it was “Just like the good old days, crafting with Auntie Wyn.” The boxes came out gorgeous, if I do say so myself.
Ray went and had his picture taken with Santa, and he was a very good boy at the mall. He’s starting to settle down, talk more, play more with others. The teacher that comes out once a week is very happy with his progress, as is his doctor. He has an appointment in January at the UC Davis Mind Center for an autism screening, but I have bunches of faith that they will find nothing.
Life is good. Money might be tight, but money isn’t everything.
So. Merry Christmas every one. I hope you have as great a Christmas as I have had preparing for it.
And maybe one of my New Years Resolutions will be to write a bit more consistently LOL.
PS- I am now going back into work on a part time, as needed basis.