Well, we have opened the presents, eaten a lunchtime feast (provided mostly by the supermarket deli) and had a snooze. It must be Christmas!
We are having a very quiet Christmas in Brisbane with my mother who is quite unwell. It is not a big celebratory Christmas for us this year - but it is exactly the Christmas that we need to have. I'm glad to be here at this point of need in my mother's life.
I find my thoughts are turning to incidents in childhood where she took care of my sister and I. Now we are taking care of her. It feels right.
I wish that everyone could be where they need to be at Christmas, and that they can give something to others in need.