Christmas Chaos

So, I haven’t been posting as much as I would like too, but that’s how the holidays go.

It’s been chaotic here, but in a good way. Just scrambling around trying to get everything ready for Christmas.

This is the first time in years that I am not working Christmas night, so I am pretty excited.

I’ve also had the time and desire to draw, so I made some of my Christmas presents.

This ones for my parents, there dog Maxine passed away earlier This year from cancer.

My mother in law loves wolves as does my daughter.

Also, I am hosting Christmas dinner for my parents and my brother, but we’re doing Christmas Eve/morning at my in-laws.

It’s about an 1 1/2 hours away. Which will make for a long day, but it’s worth it.

We pulled out all the stops here, decorating like wild people, of course with my wife’s pain coupled with my own, we have to do it in bursts.

The holidays are one of the few parts of my childhood I remember fondly.

That being said I usually fall into a deep depression this time of year and try to battle it by going overboard.

Luckily that doesn’t seem to be the case this year.

One thing I am doing differently is not having expectations of a perfect Christmas.

I want my daughter to have a truly magical Christmas, but I know that there is no such thing as perfect, so I do what I can and let the rest unfold naturally.

I also attribute a lot of my new found inner calmness to this blog.

Having an emotional outlet where I can connect with people facing similar struggles has been amazing.

I am still fighting an inner battle, but for the first time in decades I feel like I am making true progress.

I want to thank everyone out here for the help and support, and I hope you all have a great holiday season.


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