Saturday, December 28, 2013
Zoom - Where Did It Go!
I love Christmas and everything about it, but I hate the lonely afterglow!
Our Christmas was great. Daughter and SIL (son-in-law) arrived Christmas Eve in time for a leisurely dinner. I had made lasagna, a marinated cold vegetable salad, fruit salad, and cookies and coffee for dessert. We exchanged a few presents, sat around and talked, and were all in bed around 10:00. The kids had worked much of the day before coming to our house and they were tired. Of course, us old folks are always tired.
Daughter and SIL had called a couple of days before they came and said not to buy anything for Christmas breakfast. They were going to cook breakfast and would bring the food with them. WHAT a GREAT TREAT! SIL cooked each of us a big vegetable omelet, accompanied by bagels, orange juice, and I still had fruit salad left over, so we had a little of that too. I told them that was the best Christmas present ever.
SIL's brother and wife had their first baby on 12/22/13, so our daughter and SIL wanted to go to the hospital to see the baby before going on to SIL's aunt's house for a big family gathering by 2:00 p.,m.. The brother lives about 145 miles from where we live with the aunt living between our two locations. It made sense for them to go Christmas morning, otherwise they'd have to make another special trip down south. They left our house at 9:00 and took a few pictures so we could meet the new precious bundle of joy too.
Now I'm in the after Christmas humdrums. My mother was from a big family (12 children) and the holidays always meant lots of activity - getting together with various family members during the week of Christmas. I miss all those family gatherings at Christmas. I try to keep busy and not let it get me down, but it sneaks up on me at times. Hubby's family is spread out all over the place too. So we never see family at Christmas. The humdrums will pass in a couple of days.
Mother Nature is going to pull a good one on us starting around midnight tonight and into Sunday. Freezing drizzle will start about midnight, followed by light snow flurries, followed by 4 days of extreme cold. Monday will give us a day time high of -1 with a nighttime of -13. Then we're going to warm up 1 whole degree each day until Wednesday. Other than a trip to the grocery store, we won't be leaving the house. I have a couple of errands to run this afternoon. Guess one of those stops should be at the gas station and get the car filled up!! It's no fun standing out there when the wind is howling and the temp is below zero.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.