December, Christmas Thoughts 3

It hardly seems possible that a year ago Maggie underwent surgery for a mammary strip, as if she was having a trial run for me.
This time last year we were house sitting for MSM, and she has been an absolute gem these past months looking after Maggie for us when we’ve had appointments.

Christmas is a time for celebration and we have a lot to be thankful for just now.
Some people aren’t so lucky and for them this time of year is not joyous at all.
I have always felt sad for anyone who is going to spend Christmas alone, and in past years, we invited some to share ours, even if it was just for dinner.

christmas dinnerMy MIL was determined to be on her own one Christmas, and there was no swaying her.
It transpired she wanted to watch her soaps, and knew that had she come to us, we would not have the TV on as we never did when we had company. The previous year she’d got into a right strop in front of our other guests and demanded to go home because we wouldn’t let her have her way, so Hubby got her coat and took her.

Outside the supermarkets, the charities are handing out leaflets asking shoppers to spend a little extra to purchase something on their list for the needy.
I wrote a short story that could apply to someone less fortunate than most of us.
You can read it here:
https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/christmas-pass/

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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1 Response to December, Christmas Thoughts 3

  1. Unfortunately, Christmas is not a happy time for everyone.. We access invitations to eat dinner. That didn’t work so will as we joined others holiday customs and not our own. The reason I try to send everyone in this complex a card.

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