No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Just been feeling very lazy…………
But it is Monday! Let’s catch up: Christmas was wonderful. The day before, we spent time with my side of the family at my sister’s place. She and her honey sure know how to host. Each and every person has a personalized stocking filled to the brim with goodies – lots and lots of chocolates included! Yum. Dinner was delish, as usual, and a good time was had by all.
Christmas morning was different this year. Himself had to work at the airport and didn’t come home until about 1:30 in the afternoon. The Boy slept in and The Girl and Isabella didn’t come over until Himself got home. I was all on my lonesome all morning! I’m not complaining. It wasn’t bad; just different.
On to the in-laws around three. Another delicious meal and gift exchange. It was much more low key than previous years. Once again, not bad; just different.
The next day, the 26th, was my birthday. It was so special this year. I got so many phone calls and an unexpected visit from a friend. We had dinner with our bcf (best couple friends), too. It’s become a tradition.
One extra special thing did happen. We visited my in-laws along with Isabella and the girl on my bd. Mom showed me a card and a gift wrapped so prettily. She told me it was something old. When I opened the package, there was her squash*blossom necklace and matching earrings! I had admired it years ago and she remembered. No newly purchased gift could have meant more to me. My cup runneth over. I feel truly loved.
As the Christmas season winds down, we will write 2009 instead of 2008 on our checks and whatnot. But, as I’ve noted here before, it is not a new year. Each day starts a new year. If you mess up today you try again tomorrow. Don’t be so hard on yourself if you don’t keep your "resolutions." Resolve to be the best you can be for the moment. This is a lesson that took me a long to time to learn – and I am still learning it.
Bless you, dear ones. I wish you peace of mind. gail