In spite of Bagwine buddy Dana dragging me into the middle of a one-sided debate about racism yesterday, and as a result encountering a one-sided blogging goober chick named, Alexis from One Grand Home, I remain lighthearted.
In spite of Schmoop being despondent about our finances, I remain hopeful.
In spite of all of these things, I still believe in the spirit of Christmas, which as I see it, is the belief in the birth of hope, justice, and peace…and, no matter my circumstances at this time of year, I always have at least an ember of joy.
In fact, on this most wonderful Thursday, I want to impart to those of you who have stopped by, some of my favorite things that I really like about this time of year.
Shall I begin? I shall…
I like drinking cold beer and eating hot snacks with friends who are dear to me.
I like seeing pictures and videos of kids sitting on Santa’s lap.
I like the chick and the cute little song on the current Amazon Kindle commercial…
I like when a customer comes through the Beer Mine and says to me, “Thanks, and have a great Christmas.”
I like the smell of brewing coffee on a cold December morning.
I like the look on my son’s face when I give him an “off-the-wall” Christmas present…
Even if it’s Okaloosa-Walton Junior College versus St. Rita’s School for the Blind and Infirmed, I like watching every College Bowl game that I can.
I like watching those Bowl games with Schmoop’s brother, Dave.
I like making a crock-pot full of chili and hearing, “This is your best batch yet, Matt.”…
I like the contrast between brutal cold temperatures and a sunny December sky.
I like watching Schmoop walk out of the bedroom wearing socks, a burgundy sweatshirt, and her pink sweatpants that are far too big.
When I go to sleep, I like knowing that there are people I love, and people who love me…
Yeah, I like that...I like that alot.
Those are just some of the things I like about this time of year. If you have anything that you’d like to list, I’d dig hearing about it.
Tomorrow? Tomorrow is the Muslim New Year…Oh yeah, my site won’t have nearly the same feel as it does today.
But in the meantime...The thirty second cute as hell Amazon Kindle commercial I like so much.