In less than 48 hours, it’ll all be over, at least for the most part.
I’m talking about the endless television commercials and phone call after phone call soliciting votes or conducting surveys.
I’m talking about Tuesday’s elections.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for campaigning and even more all for everyone getting out to vote tomorrow. I realize how important elections are. But election season can be tiring, especially when campaigning turns in a negative direction.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the piney fragrance of a live Christmas tree. I love decorating the tree, and am known to cry easily as I take out the ornaments of my daughters as babies, or dogs who have left us, or the one with my mother’s name on it.
Watching Hallmark movies, baking our favorite Christmas treats and attending the Christmas Eve service with my family are all happy parts of Christmas for me.
I am not alone in my sentimentality. The holiday season is typically known as a happy time, a time for loved ones, celebrations and joy.
In Tuesday’s Daily Leader, there was a story about Mrs. Ruth Sanderson, an 85-year-old lady who went parasailing, on a flight that took 45 minutes beginning from 850 feet up. But that one time didn’t satisfy her, she wants to return next year, for a longer trip and for a longer distance. She also wants to try zip-lining.