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Happy Festivities

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The presents are almost finished being wrapped.

There is more than enough food in the house

Meg has quite bad ear infection but we managed to see the doctor today and get the required medicine. She's now focused on being excited about Santa coming tonight

Our friend Eryl's operation was a success, and although she will be in hospital across the festive season, fears of the worst were fortunately premature.

I just found out today that my father's heart caused him some serious problems yesterday. Again. The 2nd time in only a few weeks. They were going to perform an angioplasty on him in a couple of months anyway, but in light of this did it today instead. My sister says it went well and he's in fine spirits.

Life has a funny way of periodically reminding us just how fragile and fleeting it is.

Tonight I hold my family even closer.

And I wish everyone a wonderful festive season.
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32 comments

Zaedah said...

Hold'um so tight they choke, that's my theory!

Time to do so is terribly fleeting and we must make the most out of every opportunity to squish'um. Embrace family the same as we hope to embrace life... like they're trying to run away!

And maybe, just maybe, they'll hug us too with all the love in our own hearts reflected right back : )

Dan said...

Same back at you big man. Hope you and yours have a wonderul day tomorrow.

bonequinhoda bic said...

Merry Christmas Kim !
:)

savannah said...

peace, love and joy to all y'all from all of us, sugar! xoxoxox

Fay's Too said...

Now is good! Happy day and much love to you and your family.

Jayne Martin said...

Thank you, Kim. And to you and yours, as well...

Jayne

Stella said...

Right back at ya Kim : ) Hope Meg is better soon. Delighted to hear Eryl's news and glad your Dad is doing ok. Here's to good news in 2010.

Pat said...

Do hope Meg and Dad are better soon. I wonder what time you and Maggie will be roused?
Hope it is a really good Christmas and I rejoice at Eryl's progress.

mapstew said...

A good one to you and your clan Kim. Here's to a better year to come!

Slainte a chara!

V said...

Happy Christmas,

V

Ron Tipton said...

Kim,

Yes indeed, life is very fragile. Too often we take life for granted until we lose a loved one. Then, as one gets nearer the checkout gate (I'm 68), one realizes that the clock is running out so I better make the most of what time I have left.

You're still young and although you may get depressed every now and then, but you still have a full and interesting life ahead of you before your body starts slowing down and coming to an eventual halt.

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.

Ron

Katie Roberts said...

Life is fleeting a precious! So lets celebrate it with all our hearts. Yes! Hold your family close.

Love from around the world...

Real Girl755 said...

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is always a time for me to remember how blessed I am with my family. We get together every year for a Christmas Eve bash, and I remember why it is I put up with them the rest of the year and how much I would miss them if they were gone.

Hope this holiday season ends with lots of cheer for you!

Anna said...

Have a great holiday Kim!

~:C:~ said...

Health, wealth, and happiness to you and yours, Kim. Merry Holiday Season!

Patrick said...

Merry X'mas, Kim! =)

Falak said...

Every day is a gift thats why it is called the present. Merry Christmas to you and your family Kim!

Charlie said...

Good news about your dad, Kim!

Stella said...

So, were the parsnips good?

Thrup'ny bits said...

Cheers and a prosperous new year to you, Kim.

Glad all the news about Eryl and your dad is good, hopeful news.

Alan

erika said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

I hope your wife was very happy with the gift you picked out and you thoroughly enjoyed the parsnips :)

St Jude said...

I hope that you and your lovely family had a wonderful Christmas Day. I hope too that Megs on the mend bless her and that your Dad and your friend will be back in fine fettle shortly.

Katie Roberts said...

Mmmm, made mustard and honey roasted parsnips yesterday, inspired by you and Maggie. Thanks Yum! Hope you had a good day. :)

hope said...

Just checking in to see if you and yours enjoyed Christmas.

Thanks for the updates on Eryl. Sending warm wishes and a big hug for your Dad as well.

Midnitefyrfly said...

sometimes we get gifts we didn't know to ask for. Awareness and wisdom of just how priceless the people we love, are the rel gifts. happy holidays (((HUG)))

snoble24 said...

i hope you had a very merry christmas and have a wonderful new years

litzi said...

Happy New Year!!

debra said...

I am not sure how I missed this post, Kim. I hope you're all well and that your Christmas together was wonderful.

We have just send our #2 daughter to Australia for 7 weeks. #1 is home from college until 5 January, then, for the first time in 22 years, there will be no children in my house for an extended period of time. Hold them close indeed.
xo

Suz said...

Now that Christmas is passed, I will wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. May all your troubles be small and may you enjoy every minute.

Mary Witzl said...

Glad you all made it through another Christmas Kim.

Time really is fleeting, though I have to keep reminding myself this in the middle of my worst classes. ("Fleeting. Life is fleeting," said through clenched jaws.)

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. We did indeed have a great day in the end, although we've all been plagued somewhat by nasty colds since.

Wishing each of you the very best :)

Ron Tipton said...

Family is always number one Kim. Whatever the configuration. Without family we are nothing.

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