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!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".