Sunday, December 25, 2011
According to weather.com, the next ten days are filled with sunshine, with just a couple of "partly cloudys" thrown in. Lots of highs near fifty degrees, no precipitation in sight. So far I don't see it getting warm enough for a wintertime motorcycle ride, but it could happen. A lot of bikers try to sneak in a ride on New Year's Day, just to get the year started off right. I think we'll pass.
After the past two winters, I'm fine with no snow. It's pretty, but we've had our share. An open winter would be nice.
We've had loved ones in and out of the house for the past two days, snacking and chatting. Unexpected presents have shown up. People we care about are keeping their heads above water, which is sometimes hard to do at this time of year. I'd say it's been a good holiday season for the family. A good year, in fact.
Our daughter has established a new family tradition the past couple of years, dispensing with the big Christmas dinner of the old days. I have to say I like the change: she and her family have sort of an open house all day, with seasonal snacks and treats contributed by anybody who wants to bring something, although a contribution isn't required. It's low-key and informal and a perfect way to finish up with Christmas. It fits our family just fine.
I wish each of you, my readers, a lovely Christmas day that suits your style.