Christmas Eve

My dad is a retired police officer and like most law enforcement families we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. The main reason dates back to when my dad was still on the department and he always had to work on Christmas Day, but now it has kind of just become a family tradition. This year was not any different and tonight we crammed 28 people in to our very small home. I ended up spending the night chasing my step nieces and nephews around the house trying to reduce the damage they were causing. Their parents were busy enjoying themselves..

While I do my best to try and enjoy the holiday, I really don’t like Christmas. I really don’t know why, maybe it is that I feel guilty that I can’t get more for people, maybe it is because I hate crowds, or maybe it is that I know that at some point in my life I will be all along on this day. At least I got to spend time with Catalina tonight. She was my 8 year old lifeline tonight.

Tomorrow may be better. I am going over to a friends house for Christmas Dinner. It is the first time in a very long time that I have gone over to her house. I am really looking forward to it. | Posted 10:45 PM