It was a near perfect Christmas! The first in many years for me :).
We did brunch with my family. A lot less stress for me because I did the majority of the cooking here on Thursday and Friday so I was able to spend time with online friends, get the dishes done (a huge thing for me since I was cooking most of the food AND doing dishes at dad’s). Here I can do the dishes as I go and I’m mostly comfortable in my own kitchen!
I also don’t have to deal with the SIL in my own kitchen since they don’t visit! She’s a lazy twit who doesn’t do anything for anyone if she can possibly get away with it! Even when Mom was alive she wouldn’t help with dishes, cooking or anything else.
There was no disagreement over what to have since we ALL agreed that two Christmas dinners on the same day was too much!
So my brunch was great! I made sausage wraps (weiner wraps only with breakfast sausage) cut in half, breakfast pizza, pumpkin and quiche tarts, macaroons, ham chowder and took stuff to make pancakes/waffles if anyone wanted them. There were also eggs and bacon to cook if wanted.
I got my smaller slow cooker and new knife set and new flannel pyjamas! The greatest gift, though, was no attitude from my oldest. He got what he wanted (clothes if you can believe it!) and he, on his own initiative, got me a present! They’re 15 & this is the first time either of them have gotten me anything (birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas included) without prompting and using his own hard earned money! *sniff*