Christmas did come quickly, it seemed. As did Hannukah (already so long ago gone!).
We had fun this season, and there is more fun to come this long weekend!
I have been a little less depressed this season than the last couple. It could be because this year has been a rough one and we are only now seeing our way clear to a better New Year...maybe it is because this year HAD to be better than having my gall bladder out and being in the hospital and having a family stomach flu. Maybe it is because I am a year wiser. (Nah!)
Nonetheless, the bittersweet of the season has not hit me like a wet blanket like it has the last few years. I miss the people, I realize time seems to go ahead with or without me. I am trying to enjoy the moments and the moments in between. (I am very zen this Christmas)
I liked this list I recently saw on Facebook for Rules for 2014. I hope to try to abide by them this coming year.
As for Christmas Eve, Christmas and my Birthday--things went off very well and relaxing. The kids got what they wanted, I was "surprised" by some gifts for my birthday. I had a wonderfully funny and thoughtful gift from my son...and it was good.
Now, pies are done and turkey will be put into the oven.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to All.
|Going out for a Birthday Dinner last night.|
|Getting ready to hand out presents last night.|
|New pjs and robe--new toy.|
|Lennier liked his toy too!|
|Playing a new game!|
|Putting magic reindeer food out for the reindeer!|
|Ready for bed! (Well, after coming down again for some egg nog to calm the nerves)|
|Stocking set up.|
|Looking at the toys Santa brought!|
|Michael made sure to set his alarm at 5:30 a.m.|
|Going to a Brunch Sunday with the Uncle Will, Aunt Heather, Lorelei and Kirsten.|