Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hearth and Home

Politics and worry about the economy dominates my thoughts Monday through Friday as I listen to NPR on the way to work. I could talk about those fears. I could talk about Christmas. That’s on my mind 9 to 5:30 each day at work. Maybe I will write about that later since Christmas talk is a tad early for most of you, I know.

Instead, I will write about family. This week saw two milestones. Thursday, October 23, marked the eighth month of life for grandson Nicolas, and Friday, marked his Uncle Scott’s 20th birthday. While other pursuits capture much of my time, and the troubles and problems of the world can pull my head away temporarily, my heart is with my family.

I wouldn’t want it any other way.


Sarge Charlie said...

very nice shelia, enjoy

Marshamlow said...

The picture is lovely and so is the sentiment. One of my friends tells me that if I start doing Christmas now, I can be done by the end of November and Enjoy all of December. What do you think?

Jay Croft said...

For years I've been trying to teach that the Christmas season, on the liturgical calendar, is the eve of Dec. 24 through the eve of Jan 5. It is entirely proper to hold a Christmas party during those times.

But I guess my teachings fall of deaf ears.

floridagirl said...

I feel exactly as you do, Sheila. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson were visiting this past week-end. We had such a joyous time being together. I love it when my children are all home and we laugh and talk about old times.
Spent an hour looking for bugs, snails and sticks with my grandson. It was fabulous.
Makes it REAL difficult to come to work on Monday!

Sheila said...

Rev. Jay and Marsha, I know it is early to think about Christmas but my new job is intimately connected with Christmas. More later.

I look forward to the day when I can share just such an experience with Nicolas. And you are right about going to work after the weekend. Why is it that what matters most, spending time with our families, is too limited?

floridagirl said...

Well, in these difficult times, we must go to work so that we can enjoy electricity and the like. :)

Sheila said...

Drat! You are so practical. Sometimes I need a reality check. I'm spoiled.

Marion said...

Happy Birthday to Scott! and Nicholas, as well, for 8 months!

The weather has turned my thoughts to the Christmas season. It's snowy and cold out. It makes coming in for a cup of tea by the fireplace very inviting!

There's nothing better than reading a story on a cold wintry day to grandchildren cuddled around!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Happy Halloween Sheila

Sheila said...

Thanks, Marion and Rick.

Naomi said...

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by Sheila and it's almost Christmas again. It will be even better for you this year as it's baby Nic's 1st Christmas. Happy Birthday wishes to Nic and Scott!