Friday, December 26, 2014

So This Was Christmas . . . in 2014

I took no photos. Not a single one.

We put up the small artificial tree, not the big one, right after Thanksgiving.

I made 9 pounds of fudge, not 15.

James made the sugar cookies from Pillsbury dough this year, and he made the cookies the size of plates.

On Christmas Eve, we had 15 people visit, starting at 1:15 and lasting until 8:15 p.m. Visitors included my aunt, my friend Diane (who gave me one of my favorite presents this year), my brother and his family, my father and his new family, and my mother-in-law. I served up lots of huge cookies, fudge, potato chips, meat balls, corn dogs, cheese ball, and a veggie tray.

Christmas Day, I rose from the bed at 5:40 a.m. and we had Christmas within 45 minutes or so. My husband gave me jewelry, clothes, and a food laminator (vacuum sealer).

We went to my mother-in-law's house and saw my nephews and sister-in-law. We were back home by noon. It was the first time in 31 years that we'd had Christmas at my mother-in-law's house in the morning instead of the afternoon.

I've already removed the wreaths from the doors, replaced my Santa flag with a snowman one, and taken away some decorations.

This year needs to hurry on out of here.

I am ready for spring.


  1. I thought about taking our decorations down today, but since David was gone the entire holiday season I decided to leave them up for a few days. The lights around the house make it feel like a celebration of his homecoming... xox

  2. Well..I had wanted to take things down and put away--but hubby said, "NO! Not until the 1st! Bad luck to do so." Kudos to you for doing so. (and we have a real tree)

  3. I never got round to putting up my little tree this year, but did help put up two others, which was fine with me. I did put up my wreaths, but am ready to pack them away already. I really want this year to be over already. :-\


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