Is it seriously the 31st day of December??
Wow. I’m thinking I should do some kind of Christmas blurb here before it’s suddenly time for the 2008 year recap. HA! As if the recap thing will materialize.
Okay! We had Christmas! It was fun! Our celebration began on the day we left here and headed north. Weather was crazy cold, but the highways were mostly bare and dry. Cannot complain about that. Also no complaints about little people yelling “GRANDMA!” and running to hug me around the knees. It made sense to celebrate a couple of days earlier than the 25th, so Santa co-operated and we got all the present opening hoopla and the big turkey dinner over with on the 23rd. That gave us some time to tackle the leftovers, play with our new toys and visit and relax. Well, you know, as much as it’s possible to relax with 6 kids and 5 adults all talking at once. I asked Kenzie on the way home what she and Kale did when they were off by themselves doing stuff, and she told me they did lots of things and had lots of fun. I can’t be a whole lot more specific myself, now that we’re back. Great food, 96% happy children, a gingerbread house constructed and consumed, fun crafts, grandpa’s Christmas bonfire attended to, a barely serious game of trivial pursuit, a ‘kids in the hall’ version of ‘things in a box’. And a good luck baby to remind us all how important it is to have a loving and caring family.
W. and I both have colds now, although his is FAR FAR worse than mine…..(serious eye rolling). I’ve just completed day five in a row at work, something I’m not used to doing anymore. Three consecutive days seems to be my limit. It’s rather stormy and blustery out there today, so I’m happily anticipating spending tonight and the next four days indoors putting Christmas away.
Of course I have lots more to say, and pictures to post, but thanks to my son I’m completely hooked on the Zelda Phantom Hourglass DS game. It has been seriously eating away every spare moment of my time, and quite a few moments that I don’t really have to spare as well. I have started dreaming about swords and jewels and bizarre monsters, and every so often feel compelled to talk out loud to the little guy on the screen who’s on his big adventure. This sort of excitement was obviously lacking in my childhood, so I’m just going with this obsession until it runs it’s course. And then I’ll be back.