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*
It’s Christmas Even in my part of the world.
The tree is up and lit. The presents are wrapped and UNDER (around) the tree, the baking is done and the ham chowder is cooking!
We’ve got brunch at dad’s in the morning, most of which is already cooked! I get to VISIT rather than toil in the kitchen! WOOT!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with love and good food.
I am now on vacation until Jan. 3rd! YAY!
I’ve got lots to do between tomorrow morning and Sunday evening when we’ve got people coming over to watch Dr. Who Christmas Carol!
- Go buy some carpet powder
- return movie “Vampires Suck” to the gym
- Laundry–a must as I’m out of socks & Breathes is nearly out of work clothes
- wrap presents
- put up tree
- put gift cards in Christmas cards
- clean, clean and MORE clean!
- Christmas Baking
- see if I can’t get Breathes to purge the videos & some of his clothes
We’ve also got Breathes’ family Christmas dinner on Saturday. Unfortunately my sons won’t be able to go:(. It’s the ONLY dinner they have on their dad’s side of the family so I’m not going to make them miss it. I’ll miss them bunches but I’m certainly not going to make them go with us when there is something else they would rather be doing & which they SHOULD be doing. This is their direct family, mine is sort of adopted family.
Tomorrow is supposed to be date night with Possibility. He’s feeling yucky so may not make it :(. I’d rather he stayed home and got well than come & spend time with me when he’s not really feeling up to it. We might still be able to get together via messenger though so the night’s not a total wash yet :).