Friday, December 26, 2014
Post-Christmas Catching Up
Now that Christmas is over, one would think that life would return to normal … but not here at Chez Nana. Today, DSIL turns the “big 4-0”, so we’ll be getting together with family to celebrate his birthday. And Saturday we’ll leave to go spend a couple of days with my sister and her significant other. She invited us to join them as they travel to see her grandson and his sister baptized. Maybe once we return, things will get back to our normal routine … or maybe not.
I certainly hope that you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas … we did here at Chez Nana. We spent Christmas Eve with DD and her family … what a blessing. We had wonderful meals, opened presents, played games, and just enjoyed each other’s company … all the while remembering that the Christmas story doesn’t end with the babe in a manger. A pretty perfect Christmas, if you ask me, even though we didn't get the snow that we had longed for.
I do have to share a humorous little anecdote. The two youngest Ts still believe in Santa … although at 7, T#3 is full of doubts (I think he still wants to believe a little more than he wants to know the truth at this point). Even so, he asked me when Santa would be visiting our house. He and his younger sister were so unhappy to learn that Santa doesn’t deliver gifts to adults … awwww, the looks on their faces were just so precious.
Christmas Day here at Chez Nana was a quiet, relaxing day … which is just what we need after a fun-filled, exhausting Christmas Eve. When even the most enjoyable times wear us out, it’s official … we’re old. Being forgetful is another confirmation that we’re old. I always buy a Butter Braid for Christmas morning’s breakfast. I thought all day about setting it out to thaw when we got home from DD’s … alas, when we got home, I totally forgot all about that Butter Braid, which is still sitting in the freezer.
As usual, our quiet, relaxing Christmas Day included some time with needle and thread … while we watched our traditional Christmas Day movies. I have quilted 24 blocks ... I continue to make progress, slowly but surely.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!