Leftovers Gone to the Dogs – Time for the next Holiday

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Today we gave the pups the last of the leftover turkey. Now we can begin planning for our next big holiday – Christmas.
There, I said it folks, and I’ll say it again – Christmas. I’m American and will be proud to call my holiday by the given name. I can’t be worried about whether or not I’m offending someone by calling the holiday by its actual name. It is what it is. If I were Jewish then, I’d be saying Happy Hanukkah. It is what it is, and I’d expect the same from you.
I recognize other people’s religions or beliefs. But just because I’m saying Merry Christmas, doesn’t mean I’m shoving my religion on to you. It’s just an expression. I leave the religious stuff for inside a church or where ever you go for your spiritual needs.
For me, Christmas is more than just about religion, it’s family time. We cherish the ones we love and gather together to celebrate the life of all. Yes, we exchange the gifts in that crazy American fashion. But, we are American, and have a tradition that only began to grow in popularity in the 1800’s.

ROW80 Check In:
Not much to report since the last check-in. I’m back in plotting mode, thinking more about the setting and world building of the current work in progress. Am I really procrastinating? I don’t believe. I like to refill my writing well and ponder over how to put the story together before forcing the story out. Sometimes all I need is to read something that sparks me. I have my ah ha moment – I have a lot of those – and then bam – I’m off writing like I was shot from a cannon.

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How’s your week going? Finish all your holiday shopping? I’m just about done with mine. Have you started thinking about New Year’s resolutions?




Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website

One Comment

  • John Holton

    Christmas is not a big deal for us, at least not the decorating and buying presents and sending Christmas cards and parties and all the “Christmas Hoopla.” Our favorite week of the year, in fact, is the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

    I always say “Merry Christmas” (“Happy Chanukah” to my Jewish friends). I’m too old to change the way I greet people in December.

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