Today has been a very laid-back day. We celebrated on Christmas Eve with a dinner for everyone on our branch of the family tree. Ron and I have enjoyed a fire in the fireplace all day long. The Christmas tree lights have been shining all day. I’ve crocheted a good bit on Evey’s afghan. We drove over to Joey and Meleah’s house to feed their dog and let him out for awhile. We attempted a walk – but it was so cold and windy that we came back inside after only a few minutes. Now we’re watching the Titans being thoroughly whipped by the Chargers.

In 2009, I probably only wrote maybe 10 posts altogether. Just checked – I had 33 posts in 2009 – much more than I thought. I used to average three posts a day – and even after the first couple years of blogging, I managed to write at least one post per day. 2009 was a different kind of year, though. With Lily’s leukemia diagnosis last December, I lost any desire to blog about the things I’d spent time on previously. Politics? I had no heart for it. Education? no heart. Social issues? no heart for it either. The only thing that I really WANT to write about is the need for money to fund childhood cancer research. However, that’s like spitting in the ocean. Everyone is interested, but no one wants to talk about it or do anything about it. It’s like all these suffering children are just swept under the rug of conscious thought. Let’s donate to St. Jude and the Ronald Mcdonald House. Let’s collect toys at Christmas to take to the children’s hospital. However, funding for childhood cancers remain only a tiny percentage of the funds provided for research into adult cancers.

So, will I be blogging more frequently in 2010? I don’t know. This blog is too public. I have a private blog that is for only myself – where I don’t have to be concerned with censoring what I write. And I’ve written there occasionally over the past year. Maybe that’s where I’ll concentrate my efforts in 2010.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Day”

  1. Jane Says:

    Carol, I understand completely. I have certainly slacked off on posting on my blog. Since Warren got sick and I had so much to do for him and now my MIL, my brain just couldn’t think of anything to write about. Your reason is far more understandable than mine.
    There is something far more important to you now than a blog.

  2. Norma Says:

    I’ve thought a lot about you and your family situation. Our priorities really change when hit by something this painful. I do agree about the research. I’ve given up complaining about all the runs and walks to “educate,” when the real need is money for research. May 2010 give you some comfort and peace along with your new direction.

    I’m still blogging many times a day. Got some love storues (redux) today just for fun. I miss Jane, too. You have such a great family.

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