Do people read blogs on Christmas Day?
Do people actually write on blogs on Christmas Day?
Is that a bad thing? That I’m still in my pajamas and writing on here on a day that is ordinarily set aside for family and friends and festive gatherings?
That, as I write, Editor/Husband is setting up the bigger, stronger Hav-a-Hart trap in the attic because he’s wondering if the mouse up there isn’t a mouse after all, but something quite a bit larger. (Like a squirrel? A raccoon? Possibly a bear? Who knows what comes into this house on its own. We once had a snake that lived in our toilet. I’m not kidding.)
(He’s baiting it with a waffle, in case you’re interested.)
(And, by the way, thanks, Cats, for letting mice – or whatever is scratching on the walls up there – live in the house with us.)
This is a flying squirrel dressed as Santa Claus. (So, don’t say this blog post isn’t appropriately festive.)
Oh, yes, Christmas.
If you happen by this blog and actually read it today … or from time to time … you have brightened my heart. You really have.
And, I wish you all good things during this special time …
May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends …
Have a catch.
But, if they start to make you crazy (and they just might), may you find a little space …
May you find joy doing the things you love …
And, most important, may you find the quiet peace of your heart … (and, hey, snacks!)
And, for those of you keeping score … Just 51 days ‘til pitchers and catchers report.
(I took all of these photos in 2013. Camden Yards, Baltimore. The Diamond, Richmond, Virginia. Davenport Field, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.)