So now I'm here, what do I have to say?
First of all an explanation: What on earth is FLAMBLOG?
I took the name from the village where I grew up, Flamborough, UK, which, anyone who knows me, will tell you is my most favorite place in the world. But I won't go into that now, since you can see a little about it on my web page (see below) or just look it up on the web.
Here it is the first day after Christmas and I'm not playing with my new toys. I did get some nice ones, but I'm a bit disillusioned with today's commercialism of Christmas and honestly I'm quite glad it's over for another year. Not that I'm disillusioned with the reason for Christmas -- just all the hype. I wish somehow we could reclaim Christmas for Christians. I know we can have it in our hearts, but it's a bit difficult to keep it special when we are bombarded with sales, songs, commercials, special programs, decorations, lights, Santa Claus, Rudolph, trees, gifts, and more, beginning in September! And of course there's always "Christmas in July"!
OK, so I'm a Scrooge, but I think for the right reasons. So, I'm feeling relieved, but I'm still enjoying turkey, cranberry jelly, mince pies, chocolate chip brownies and a quiet day at home. Hypocrite that I am.
See you all another day.