It’s Christmas Eve and time to deck the halls ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s Christmas Eve 2017. I found this photo several months ago and decided to save it for posting until today. Isn’t it heartwarming? I’ve actually never decorated a tree while naked but maybe one day I’ll give it a try if I ever find myself another partner.

It’s been very difficult for me to “get in the Christmas spirit” this year. Back in March I broke up with my partner of seven years, and the breakup was not my choice, it was my partner’s. I never even saw the breakup coming, so it left me feeling stunned and sad. For months I sort of sleepwalked through life. I’m feeling far better now, but I still didn’t feel like putting up a tree or sending out Christmas cards this year. It’s not fun putting up a tree by yourself. But I did manage to bake my traditional Christmas cookies to distribute to my neighbors in holiday tins. And I put up a few decorations to make my home more festive. So at least I did those things.

I don’t have much planned for my day other than taking a two-mile run this afternoon. This evening I will drive into the city to share a Christmas Eve dinner with one of my oldest friends. We’ll have a few beers and get some takeout from our favorite Greek restaurant. He has his house fully decorated with lights and it will be a fine way to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Have a great day, my friends.

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