Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to you all!  May you have a happy, blessed day with family and loved ones.  Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus.


Well, it's Christmas morning.  All the family is still asleep.  It's been a busy couple of days here and more to come over the next few days.

Son and fiance came up Friday afternoon; grandson was dropped off by his mom earlier in the day; we picked up daughter in the morning; and son with bunny came in about 8:30pm.  He missed dinner, but at least he made it here.  Which some years doesn't happen.

Dinner turned out great - rolled, boneless roast pork loin with sauerkraut; roasted potatoes; green beans with bacon bits and parmesan; glazed carrots with almonds; stuffing; applesauce and pumpernickel bread.  Yum Yum!!  Dessert was Baklava, Cannolis and Christmas cookies.

Lots of yakking through the night; off to bed about 2:00am!!  Yesterday morning, up at 5:00am!;  we did some more yakking over coffee and cookies and then got to the serious business of opening gifts.  Son and fiance had to leave in the afternoon for home; grandson was picked up by mom to head to the Cities for her family celebration.

BH left at 2:30 to pick up other son.  Dinner last night - lasagna, salad, Italian bread.  More of the same desserts.  More gifts opened.  All the gifts, as a matter of fact.  I wanted to save some for this morning but was out-voted!!  We all received beautiful things and everyone was thrilled with what they got.

Son and bunny left for home at 11:30pm, much to my disappointment.  He was originally going to stay until this afternoon, but forgot his medication.  He didn't want to go another night without it.  And I understood that this would have repercussions for him.  So I packed him up with some food and goodies, lots of hugs and kisses, and off they went.  Off to bed at 1:00am.

I wake up this morning(7:00am) thinking "1 more day and it's over; we're by ourselves again; peace and quiet".  Then it occurs to me........wait a minute......this isn't Monday!!!!   It's Sunday!  Christmas Day!!  We still have a whole day to get through.  Phone calls ---- lots of phone calls coming and going;  lots of yakking, lots of eating, pots and pots of coffee; another dinner to be put together (leftovers, for sure!) and most likely, another late, late night.  Geezz.  I'm just about worn out.  I really can't take a 3-day Christmas celebration!

Son who lives nearby and daughter will be going home Tuesday.  That was the plan a couple of weeks ago.  I gotta stick to it, lest BH lose his Christmas spirit in a hurry. But I'm getting very tirrreddd.

And bored.  Nothing to do as far as celebrating.  It's over.  It's done. Let's get on to something else, like routine (something I don't say very often!).  So maybe today I'll put some gifts away, fold up the boxes, get rid of the bags of crumpled wrappings, do some laundry.  Then relax.  Maybe pick up a new book I received and start reading.  Maybe pull out a ufo and continue knitting.  But I will relax. I will relax.  I will relax. (Say it 3 times and it's yours, right?)

Tomorrow will be a "heebie/jeebie" day.  Because the anxiety and anxiousness will be setting in big time and I'll be wanting to get life back to normal.  Hopefully it will pass quickly.

I do love Christmas, but it's anit-climatic.  And I really love the down time, the peacefullness of it all afterwards.

So, may your day be merry and bright; and may your Christmas be......whatever brings you peace and joy!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

I'm glad you are able to have a great time together. It does get kinda tiring after a few days.