It has been a really good break so far. Just the right mix of social and solitude.
Our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are pretty leisurely as we don’t have children. We go to my parents’ house on Christmas Eve and to my husband’s parents late Christmas morning until afternoon. Then we come home and exchange our gifts for each other.
Today was a really nice, relaxing day. I started the day at 10:30 mass, and it was just a great mass. Sometimes I get more out of it than others, and today it was a good one. Good music, good homily, good vibe…and then at 2:00, my husband and I went to watch my niece in her church’s kids’ Christmas play. It was adorable. The kids wrote it and it was a spin on the story of Jesus’ birth with superheroes and a bit of humor.
My niece was “Shephard #1”
Then, we stopped at our local liquor store to get some beer for my husband. They know him there, as it is the local shop that has the best craft beer selection. As luck should have it, they were having a tasting of beer and wine, so my husband was super happy about that. Well, the beer part.
Then we met some family and friends to watch some football, and now we are relaxing at home. ..
Last night I got to hang out with two of my dearest friends. We laughed, and chatted until late in the evening. My friend Tracy’s son is so freakin’ adorable. Here he is loving the gift bag I got him.
It was the best picture I could get of him, as he lives in California, so he doesn’t know me, and wasn’t that into me, ha ha. And I do not like to be “in your face” with kids who are uncomfortable. I was a shy kid, and so I think I am super sensitive to kids who are that way.
He is the most adorable little boy ever. He has such a fun personality, and seriously, he is devastatingly handsome,
So, I saw this thing online that said, “Don’t have any food in your house that you can’t eat responsibly.” Well, that list is rather extensive for me, but as of this week, I have 2 more things I add to the list. I don’t know why I even put them in the cart.
I highly recommend both of these cookies. Especially the ginger ones. Mmmmm…. They are made by Carrs, who make my favorite table water crackers.
I think I am going to rent a movie on demand, as I just finished wrapping all of the presents.
Don’t tell my husband I am renting a movie. He is not a fan of that. Ha ha.
Merry Christmas to all of you!!!