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Anticipation of Ho Ho Ho

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Do you remember what it was like on Christmas morning as a child? I’m kind of giddy with anticipation about the family coming over today. Of course, I’m doing last-minute wrapping in the wee early hours of the morning. Yes, I’m rearranging the decorations on the tree so they are just perfect. Oh and I do have to step outside to reattach 2 red bows to the house. But other than that I’m just looking forward to their visit.

The families have returned to their homes. The food is put away. May everyone rest easy tonight. Photo by Mike Hartley

But then I got up after a few more hours of sleep and I realized I’m working tonight. And I’m working for straight pay, nothing extra for working Christmas day. A “thank you” would have made it a lot easier to stomach. That kind of thing sticks in your gut and isn’t easy to digest. But it’s the last Christmas I’ll be working for anyone unless they want to pay a substantial rate, so that is my consolation prize.

So I’ll just enjoy the company of family, laughter, and great food till that time. Oh, that time is now. Crap. The last thing I want to do is stay up all night and work. Followed by another day that everyone is off and I have to work. Well, those are the breaks this year. But the future is brighter.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It always feels good to do the right thing. Unless you’re a whistle-blower.
  • Do something that makes you feel whole or complete.
  • Some people you can reach. Others not so much. Don’t worry about the latter.
  • I wish I could smile but I’m very troubled tonight.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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