Well, I have officially relegated "this day" to any other normal day. Not because I am really grinchy, or sad, but just because it is really, just another day. My family is all out of town, and it is just me and my son - so we will open a few presents later, and have our own version of Christmas munchies, but there is only so much you can do with a Christmas lacking in family of friends. And there is really no point in stressing myself to "perform" an all American traditional Christmas - or feel sad because I don't have a Normal Rockwell painting occurring right here in my living room. I know many of you are in the same boat, for varying, or other reasons, where today is simply another day. So, I just want to send hugs to you, and celebrate yet another day with you. On this day, I will not look at how many gifts I received, or how many people I have at my Christmas dinner - but I will look at what I do have as a life. I am thankful that: -I have a job -I have 3 days off in a row this week! -difficult child is here, and not in phosph, and that he is being manageable and calm -I have food, a house, and am warm -I am a healthy, able bodied person -It is sunny here, and a beautiful 60 degrees -I have 3 awesome fuzzbutts, who love me unconditionally -I have love from what family and friends I do have, and not one person in my life is a dysfunctional, unhealthy influence (big improvement for me). How about you?