51 - California Christmas Eve

51 - California Christmas Eve

Week 51 - Monday 12/18 to Sunday 12/24

70° with light clouds and a breeze. There have been exceptions in both directions to this typical Christmas Eve weather but for the most part, this is what I grew up with and it is what I am used to. A white Christmas is as alien to me as shorts, flip-flops and a Christmas-themed t-shirt are to a New Englander. The same with the meaning of the season. To true Christians it is deeply spiritual. To others it’s the shopping and giving. For some, it’s just December 25. In my case, it is when I give thanks for all the bits of chance, destiny, or pure blind luck that resulted in my having the best wife and family one could reasonably ask for. Even if they are very, very noisy when all are together.