Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

This is the first time in 14 years where I didn't have to get on a plane if I wanted to celebrate Christmas in Chicago with my family. 14 years!

Even though it was my choice to move back here, sometimes I forget why and wish I was somewhere else.

Then my mom called me at work on Friday with a problem she was having (which is unusual for her). We talked for several minutes, and I told her everything was going to be OK. At the end of the call she said she was sorry to have called me at work and that sometimes she just needed someone to talk through her problems. I told her it was fine and that I was glad she called. She ended with call with "I'm glad you're back," and as she said "I love you" I could hear a little emotion in her voice, which of course got me all flustered.

And that's why I moved back to Chicago.

Anyway, if you have seven minutes, the Sweeney Sisters would like to wish you Merry Christmas.



NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Okay, either I'm emotional from over-indulging in whiskey and other things last night, or that was the sweetest story ever, cause I nearly cried. I fought it off, and then rocked some Sweeney Sisters WITH Bill Shatner, and now I'm back in a happy place.

We're glad you're back in town too, Cherry. Merry X-Mas.

Todd said...

Merry Christmas Cherry. I just got back in town, and loved reading (viewing) this post.

Alannah said...

I agree...this story really gets to you after days of overindulging and family stuff and drinking and togetherness.

Merry Christmas to you too.


Matt said...

Merry Christmas Cherry!

Ok, I'm a day late, but yesterday was a bit of a warm and fuzzy blur.

Here's to a great 2007!

Knitter said...

Merry, merry Christmas, Will, all my best wishes for the both of ya.

Airam said...

Came across your blog through one or another ...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family .. I'm sure they love that you're back with them for good!

Lori Mocha said...


Happy Holidays [Cherry] Ride!

Taylor said...

try the veal and tip your waitress!

what a delight! i love jan hooks. she was a damn hoot on designing women those two seasons as carlene dobber.

merry belated christmas!!!

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Pinky lives!Hope you and Richard had a Happy Christmas!!

costaricamegs said...

This is so lovely - I'm thinking of moving home myself for this very reason.