Christmas for Two
It's really not that big of a deal. Don and I know how to do Christmas for two. It's just knowing that we were supposed to have the 4 "kids" in Texas this year.
Our tiny Norfolk pine looked kind of pitiful this year. But at least we went ahead and put up stockings. They look a lot plumper when the kids are all here, helping us play Santa.
I must admit, it felt pretty relaxing to just lounge around and open gifts slowly.
We had lots to open, thanks to online ordering. Besides an item or two from CVS or the grocery store, every gift was ordered online this year. It was a treat having an excuse to not join the shopping crowds. It was also a complicated mess of delayed and wrong orders.
We kept it simple I made a breakfast sweet from scratch. It wasn't great.
Omelets in the morning and ham in the evening and a delivery of cheese cake from Cheesecake Factory. That was some covid silliness. That dessert cost more than our other meals combined.
Christmas Covid Jig
We had "Alexa" playing Christmas music all day. Some Smoky Mountain Christmas music, inspired a bit of a jig.
I also needed to show off my new boots.
Cozy Zoom Time!
We had a nice gathering with the kids mid-day. We girls wore our polar pants, that Chali got us 2 years ago.
What a sweet time, remembering our last Christmas together in 2018!
By the time the sun went down, Don made us cosmopolitans and the house started smelling extra good.
Don made a special ham glaze and I made the sides. Dinner in the dining room at the big table.
We checked the mail later and discovered a small package we'd missed yesterday. Scott and Chali had sent bonus gifts for all. Masks and Christmas crowns!
We missed a fun Zoom photo with the 6 of us in our Covid Christmas attire, but we texted our toast later!
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. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was 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!