Saturday, December 24, 2005

On the Eve

Right after we finished a big Christmas Eve meal with friends, carolers appeared at the door a-caroling away. The timing couldn't have been better. And they gave us cookies! This Christmas thing ain't such a bad deal after all.

I am not kidding, the national weather service has issued a severe weather warning for our area for Christmas day because we can expect record-breaking high temperatures. For us that means 70 degree range. Read it and weep all you hardy northerners!

I have a 25 year old horse who thinks he is a 3 year old Lippizan stallion. Yesterday he took me for a ride. We didn't do "airs above the ground" but it was a great frolic. I wonder if he'll slow down when he turns 30? He's an Arabian.

My wish for this Christmas is that everyone have a few moments to reflect. Christians are celebrating the birth of the Saviour; Jews are celebrating the miracle of the oil. Kids are celebrating Santa; big kids are thanking their credit card credit limit. The days are getting longer from now until June. We get one chance to live here. Nobody knows when their time is up. Even a death row inmate could have a heart attack while walking to the lethal injection room. Many people have related the experience of dying only to be told to go back, their time was not up yet. Your time is not up yet. What will happen next? There is only one way to find out. I'm on the Eve of something.

No comments: