My Christmas was a pleasant one. Nothing exciting happened and — thank God — nothing dreadful did either. The day before Christmas Eve, I spent it baking holiday goodies as presents for a few family members. Maple sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms and cookies n’ cream fudge is what I filled the Christmas tins with this year.
On Christmas Eve, we headed down to my Mom and Nan’s house for a few hours. Since my Nan is not doing well, they opted out of having their annual Christmas Eve party but wanted to make sure we came down to get our gifts and spend some time with Nan. After a few hours, we headed down to Mike’s Dad and Grandpa’s house. We ate, bullshited and exchanged gifts and then headed back home. That night we spent watching various movies and tv shows and pretty much just relaxed. Raven went to bed at about midnight and I was not up long after that. I placed the gifts under the tree, filled the stockings and went to bed.
I woke up at a few minutes before 8am. I went to see if Raven was awake yet and (of course) she was. She was on her computer, liking a variety of pages on Facebook and waiting until we awoke. After unwrapping her gifts, Mike unwrapped his, I unwrapped mine and Jedi and London unwrapped theirs. Actually, we had to help them unwrap theirs.
Raven got one of her favorite movies on DVD. The Taste of Tea.
Jedi playing with his Christmas catnip mouse that he got in his stocking.
London loving his new raccoon stuffed animal with a crinkly tail and squeaky appendages.
I got a Kitchen Ninja from my Mom and Nan. Five awesome drawings from my oh so talented daughter. Labyrinth t-shirt, Princess Bride DVD, new camera case that looks like a backpack and kitty cat earrings from my husband. And money from various family members. All in all it was a delightful holiday. How was everyone else’s holiday?