It was such a treat having all 4 "kids" here for Christmas. Before I turned in on Christmas Eve, I looked at those 6 stockings and sighed. I sighed because I always want Christmas Eve to last forever. I also sighed because we had 6 elves contributing to the stockings this year! It was so fun having help with playing Santa.
All 4 headed off yesterday. I'm already missing these guys... and the furry one with the blue eyes!
I'm missing the things we did. Our few days together were spent mostly at home. But we did squeeze in a little beer and polka dancing one night. There were of couple trips to the dog park. The balmy weather made the dog pond appealing to all.
At home we made time for special food, drink and music activities. Lots of baking happened in the kitchen. There was a not too serious beer sampling & scoring project.
And on Christmas night, I made sure that Heidi and I got in a little Christmas dueting.
On Christmas there were lots of goodies to open. The best part was listening to the banter... the stories behind the gifts and why certain gifts were chosen...
Hands and Humor
Best of all, the kids kept me laughing as they always do. Scott had some fun with a set of stocking stuffer tiny hands. Heidi and Chali hammed it up with their rings. I was amused by their silly posing, but also touched. It's nice to be reminded that these 4 will be gathering at holidaytime for many more years to come.
After cars were packed and kids were off, I expected to feel the post-Christmas letdown. I did feel sentimental and I missed them right away. But instead of feeling the blues, I just felt so grateful that we had been able to gather all 6 of us. I no longer take anything for granted!
Cancer to Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!