The hectic pace of the Christmas season has gotten about as dizzying as it could possibly be at the observer’s house. Close to maddening, sometimes trying mentally and physically.
For someone who places high value of the family aspects, the traditions and the special meaning of Yuletide, it can sometimes be a challenge to tie all the pieces and schedules together these days. Anyone with kids or grandkids — or parents, grandparents and siblings for that matter – in distant locations should be able to empathize. Not easy these days.
Thankfully, the week brings the observer a break from his real job, the daily routine of monitoring political activities in 10 states. Only Scrooge would be introducing legislation proposing taxes or imposing on individual freedoms right now. Surely, Scrooge will behave after all warnings from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
And what a relief that there are a few days of inactivity for University of Louisville athletics. A couple of days between Christmas and Saturday, when the UofL football team squares off with Miami in Orlando and the basketball team meets Kentucky in Lexington. The observer will get around to that Thursday because Dec. 28th could be a monumental day or, hopefully not, quite the opposite. Anything can happen and probably will.
Quite a year for UofL and all the faithful. Much for which to be thankful and provide optimism for the future. The observer appreciates all the folks who visit Card Game on a regular or irregular basis, and hopes this is the best Christmas ever for you and yours.