Merry Christmas to all! Yes, 2 days and counting, but this will probably be my last minutes with the computer until after the festivities.
All is done. Whew. Except, of course, for the cooking. Which some of it will be prepared today and frozen.....hopefully.
Slipper boots....done; tree up and decorated...done; meals planned for the next 4 days....done; wrapping....done; house cleaned...done. Just need to do 1 load of laundry.
So yesterday, with one more slipper boot to crochet and feeling giddy with myself for accomplishing a major feat....I start thinking maybe I can get this and this done before The Day. Then I mentally slap my face. I tell BH, "you know, the trouble with being on schedule and finishing everything needing to get done is now I have time to think of other things I could do". "Yeah", he says, "that's a dangerous situation".
But I am still thinking I can get another pair of boots done for another grandson....especially since we won't be seeing him until New Year's weekend. Hmmmm.........
The Nativity figures were set out last week, always on top of the entertainment center. It's quite beautiful, I think. Only, the Baby Jesus doesn't get placed in the manger until Christmas Eve.
I am doing something in the kitchen the other evening, when I hear BH yell from the family room......"where's my Baby Jesus? Someone stole the Baby Jesus...the Baby Jesus was stolen".......over and over. Because.....that is my favorite SNL skit with Cheri Oteri. She's this little Italian lady, who comes out on her porch to find kids throwing snowballs at her and then she discovers....her Baby Jesus is missing from her outdoor Nativity scene. So she starts yelling at the "little bas...ds"......."who stole the Baby Jesus? I know where you live....bring my Baby Jesus back here, you little......."
It's hysterical! I gotta look that up on youtube.
So BH picks up daughter today (hopefully....she called last night to say that her stomach has been queazy all day, she's going to bring 7Up with her). Tomorrow, single son will be here; granddaughter will follow him as this is her first trip driving up here by herself, with 2 grandsons (her brothers) in her car.
Other son and fiance won't be coming until next weekend. And, with any luck, so will our daughter, mother of granddaughter and grandsons.
Granddaughter has to be back home on Christmas Day. She's catching an evening flight back to NY to spend time with her dad's family. He passed away a few months ago. She'll be returning to MN next Saturday. She wants to come back up here for that weekend, as she won't be with us next year for the Christmas/NewYear holiday.....she'll will be in the Armed Forces.
My stomach is a bit topsy-turvy. Nerves. Hoping that everything goes smoothly, the weather co-operates for the next 10 or 12 days; that everyone gets along and we all have a wonderful, happy Christmas/New Year.
May all of you have the same. Enjoy! Be safe. Stay healthy. And may God bless all.
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