Christmas Day 2013, Late Edition

As promised, here is the “late” edition of my Christmas Day blog for 2013. I am happy to share that I was able to follow my earlier plan to a “t” – I have spent the entire day in my jammies with my beloved Martin, doing nothing but watching movies and being together. We have eaten all day, shared “Merry Christmas” messages with friends and family and, all-in-all, had an amazing day…

I also realized a long-time dream of mine today: As we returned two movies to Redbox and took out two more, I appeared in public in red flannel PJ bottoms with black reindeer on them, paired with a black t-shirt and brown slip-on canvas tennis shoes.

I felt very WalMart-y.

I know I have mentioned several times over the past several days that I am a lucky guy, but I feel I should mention it again. As this holiday – and year – draw to a close, I am with the person I love, we are safe and warm and happy, we have an amazing circle of friends and two supportive families and my life is pretty dang great. Thank you, Universe, for that. I am grateful beyond for all these blessings…

I am also lucky that I have two more days off before I return to work, so I am going to go enjoy our fourth movie for today, then go to bed. Tomorrow, bright and early (8AM?), my Sweetie and I will be out “holiday scavenging” lights, cards and ornaments/gifts for next year – we like to think ahead!

I hope all of you have had an amazing, amazing holiday. I leave you now with probably my favorite Christmas carol of all time, executed by one of my favorite DJ’s of all time: “Still Still Still” by Kascade. The sweet, beautiful lyrics are below:

This is a very old German carol, and very beautiful in this version. Enjoy.

Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
The night is peaceful all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let sleep surround you.
Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.

Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.
While guardian angels without number,
Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come
Of the joyous day to come
Of the joyous day to come.

2 responses to “Christmas Day 2013, Late Edition

  1. You had a day like mine! How great is it to be with someone you love, sharing quiet, silly moments, just being together?!? I’m so glad for your happiness…. and mine!!! You say you’re lucky but, honey, there are those who will say we make our own luck. Good things happen to people who make good things happen. Much love. Merry Christmas!

    • Much love back, my dear old friend! I guess I have to agree – part luck, part effort, all great! Glad you had a great holiday. Hope 2014 is our best year yet!!!

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