Sp: Cailor Fleming Insurance, Chick-Fil-A Southern Park Mall, Jim Dascenzo, CPA Ps96: A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, nations, adore the Lord. Today a great light has come upon the earth.
Yesterday was my Grami's birthday. She's been gone quite a while but I still miss her. All the time.
Especially on December 29 every year.
It was, for me, the last important event of the year, every year. Our own tradition, sorta.
I mean, sure, New Year's Eve is full of dropping balls and popping corks and what not. But I've just always tended to prefer staying home to going out. Um, that's a no-brainer this year. #StillAPandemic
Besides, I'm always the DD. Totally by choice, BT Dubs. Wine makes my head hurt. I digress.
Also, New Year's Day doesn't count because ... obvi; new year. So for me, Grami's birthday was always the last hurrah. Love and miss you, Gram.
Any how, then there was that weird next day: December 30. That, almost-a-holiday-but-not-really. Kinda a day off, but not officially. Sorta a celebratory occasion but then again, nah. It was the in-between important days day.
It's, ya know, the last of the regular days. Not that 2020 had many of those. BLECH.
Anyway, because it's so unremarkable, I started to feel a little bad for old 12.30, so I tried to find some reason to make it --and myself-- feel better. You know, special. Here's what I could scrounge up:
In 1995, it was the day the lowest temperature was ever recorded in the UK. Okay, that's not like, a reason to woot woot, yo.
Um, in 1947, the last king of Romania stepped down. That seems more positive, though it was likely equally as cold, Capisce?
I guess some notable births on this date include: 1984 = LeBron James; 1975 = Tiger Woods; 1946 = Patti Smith; 1865 = Rudyard Kipling; and 1853 = André Messager.
You can be forgiven for not knowing Patti. Or even Andre but you'd better know the others, by golly. Either way.
Also, quick shout out to my friends Sam, Dan, and Jen, who are all celebrating THEIR birthdays, today - HUGS!
But you know what the best thing about today is? We're all here to see it ... and it's one day closer to 2021. Hang in there, all!
#InItTogether #StayStrong #BeGrateful #AppreciateEveryDay #Pray #Peace