Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve was nice

There are a lot of people who have a rought time at Christmas, especially this year. Those mourning the loss of their spouse/partner are often particularly vulnerable. I talked about that last week, and also about why the Christmas Holiday isn’t especially bad for me.

So far this year it’s been nice.

This year’s Christmas Eve began when we celebrated my niece’s 11th birthday together with that part of the family (and along with pizza—always a winner with me—and cake). Then I took my mother-in-law to my cousin-in-law’s house for Christmas Eve drinks (I had the non-alcoholic bubbles I often have, this one a festive pink 🙂). We visited for a few hours with that part of the family, which I seldom see (I think the last time for some of them was at a family reunion in February of last year). It as a lovely day and I was home by like 8.30 (I didn’t actually look…) to spend some time with the puppies before doing a couple things and then heading to bed.

I have some of the family coming to my house for lunch tomorrow. Christmas Day. This is my first Christmas in this house, so I wanted to stay home. It’ll cap off the holiday nicely.

I’m spending New Year’s Eve at home this year, for the same reason I wanted to be here on Christmas Day, but that’s a story for next week.

So far, it’s been a good Christmas holiday.

This post began life as something I shared on my personal Facebook.


Roger Owen Green said...

Whereas I got real alcohol for XMAS - amaretto

Arthur Schenck said...