Merry Christmas

I heard Nat King Cole singing The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot. Surprisingly, I’d never heard it before, it’s such a sad song and it doesn’t have a happy ending.

I’ve been feeling forgotten lately (no Christmas card from the South) . Apparently it’s not the only time. When I was in infant school, the teacher had to phone my Mum as I refused to go home. It was Open Day, and my picture was up on the wall. Mum had promised to come and look at it, but she’d forgotten, yet I was patiently waiting for her.

I phoned my brother Down Under this morning. He hasn’t had a card for years, birthday or Christmas. In the eighteen years since he emigrated, apart from me, no-one in the UK has ever rung him. Like us, it’s just the two of them for Christmas. Whereas for us it’s the norm, this is the first time they haven’t had a houseful. When I rang, my sister in law said he was ‘spreading out’ on the settee. This meant that he was well and truly stuffed and slightly mellow from a good brandy……. or two….. or three. He’ll be ringing Mum later, as he does every year.

The news this morning is full of families evacuated due to floods, people being cut off with no electricity, and I think about how they will be spending their Christmas Day.

As I look around and see our tree, a fire glowing in the hearth, a cup of tea on the coffee table after having my breakfast, and the meal I’ll be cooking later, I count my blessings.

I’ll be sharing my day with Hubby and the Dog, and together with my brother, I know I’m loved.

christmas dayEvery day, not just at Christmas. Perfect.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. janegundogan says:

    It’s hard to be far away from your family. I believe it rained Down Under today too. Hope you had a great day with Husband a Dog – and your brother had a great spread out on the couch!

    Merry Christmas to you.

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