Scenic Sundays | The Optimism of Christmas

Posted on December 25, 2016 «
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Snow for Thanksgiving

Taken in November 2007 in Marion, Iowa
with a Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd.

Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. I hope you and yours are having a stellar weekend. It will be a quiet one here. My hubby and I keep it low key on Christmas. We won’t get to see the kiddos until next month so our Christmas holiday gets extended a bit. And to be honest, I’m fine with that right now.

I’m not much in the Christmas spirit this year. I took a leap of faith in November and left my job of 10 years that was dragging me down physically and emotionally for a new opportunity. It was a contract position with hopes of being hired on full time. And it turns out my contract will not be renewed so in just a few weeks I may be unemployed for the first time since graduating from college in 2000.

To say I’m bummed is an understatement. While the job wasn’t my dream job and true I spend most of my time bored out of my skull; it pays the bills, helps to keep a roof over our head and food on the table. I haven’t been this down about the Christmas season since about 2007 when I sat in a hotel room sobbing because Christmas wasn’t Christmas any more.

As I sit writing this post on Christmas Eve, I’m asking Santa to bring me a new job for Christmas. One that feeds my passion for organizing and planning and technology. All the other presents I’ve received or will receive in the coming days will be thoughtful and bring a smile to my face because they were purchased with love. But the gift I want for me this year is happiness in my job and career. A new job will be better than my two front teeth and probably away cooler than a hippopotamus which I’ve been informed would make an awful pet.

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merry little christmas quote


“Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us once more

Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now”

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