If we were having coffee today, we would be at my daughter’s house. I’ve been here since 8 yesterday morning (Christmas) and it’s after 12 pm on the 26th now. It seems like every time I want to go home, either the boys or my daughter say no! It’s good to feel wanted but pretty soon I’m going to have to get them to take me home or I can just walk so I can go check on the kitty cat and clean up all of the wrapping paper and stuff I left before coming over yesterday morning!
How was your Christmas? Mine was pretty good. We made tamales on the 24th and drank way too much wine. Then I headed over here early on the 25th and took Anderson to breakfast so that it would give his mom and dad a couple of extra hours of sleep before all the present opening! After that it was helping the kids put toys together and watching them enjoy their gifts. And of course, eating!
I also got to talk to my daughter, Susie, and my son, who were not here this year. I got to talk to my mom and one of my sisters and heard from one other sister by text. So, all in all, a great Christmas and birthday. Oh, we had cake! I bought myself a small birthday cake and we had it before the kids went to bed. One of the boys (Spencer) insisted on having cake for breakfast his morning. His mom let him have a tiny bit!
I didn’t get to post yesterday because I didn’t bring my tablet or laptop to my daughter’s house. It wasn’t until after about 1 this morning that she drove me home to get pjs and a change of clothes so I grabbed the laptop, too. They were supposed to go out early this morning and I was staying with the kids but they didn’t manage to get up at 7 so they didn’t go but I was here to get the boys up and entertain them while they slept in for a bit. I have a post to write, might be later or tomorrow, which is a meme going around about 50 Happy Things (50 things that made you happy in 2015). I’m going to take a stab at it and will try to hit 60 instead, because that’s how old I turned yesterday! So you might want to watch for that.
One thing I might talk about, or complain about, if we were sitting here having coffee is that I don’t like it when people and the media begin talking about, posting, showing, the year in review stories before the end of the year. They’ve been popping up all month and as far as I am concerned, the year is not over yet. Save those stories for the 30th and the 31st! It feels like people are giving up on the rest of the year by indulging in those stories early. Personally, I don’t like to write those posts. I tend to include a few of those things in my beginning of the new year posts, instead. You? Which do you prefer?
I won’t keep you too long. I am watching the little ones and the 2 year old is a handful. And I want to start reading some of the coffee share posts that you’ve all put up over at Diana’s blog, Part Time Monster! I’m ready for coffee! Do tell my about your holiday. What are you up to for the last week of the year? Are you working or taking some time off from work? Are you doing any post-Christmas shopping? Exchanging gifts? Stocking up on after Christmas sales? Tempting but I can’t think of much that I need so I probably won’t go but who knows? I could use some new pjs and slippers and I don’t care if they are red and green!
Speaking of pjs, I’ll leave you with a picture of Spencer. He’s 2. We have to put his sleeper pj on backwards these days, otherwise he takes it off during the night, along with his diaper, and wakes up to a very soggy bed!