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In My Brain Today: Christmas is Coming

By Leslie Lindsay As the days tick by on the Advent calendar at our house, I feel more panic than anticipation.  You see, I am not feeling ready for the festivities.  And usually I am.  Of course, that was back in the day when I was a child and everything seemed to take forever.  It’s true: time really does go by faster the older one gets. In fact, I have had nightmares that the Christmas tree isn’t up yet…the gifts aren’t purchased…the whole nine yards!  In one such dream, it was Christmas morning and I had no gifts for my children–Santa didn’t come–and so I was out in the snow driving around trying to find something–anything–that was open so I could procure a few items for my kids to open, even if it was just a junky little toy from Walgreens.  Another dream was about the tree not being up and so the only thing we could find on such short-notice was a tiny little Charlie Brown style tree.  It was pathetic and I cried …