Peaceful, restful, happy? I do hope so.
Here, well we were together again, that was good. And Grandma joined us for the day – I am so lucky to have such a lovely mother-in-law – she did not come into the kitchen once – now if only her son could manage the same 😉
So we had our turkey feast and lit the pudding to plenty of ooohs (I overdid the brandy, but managed to not set fire to anything else – an achievement in itself 😉 ). And then just chilled together – Grandma teaching her grand-daughter cats cradle (the best present) and no television until gone 6. And the least number of electronic presents in many years; this was a lean year but it also was the best. Lots of brilliant books and games and hobbies – quite wonderful.
Even if next year is more financially fruitful, perhaps spending on more Christmas presents than is necessary or good for a person is not the thing to do. We’ll do something more positive, I think – something we choose together, whether supporting a family in need, or another suitably worthy cause.
And I do hope I don’t have to leave it all until the last minute – I was still baking presents on Christmas morning – which was lovely but perhaps not having to work my socks off all through December might make for more family time. I’m glad to have the work to do, however, so certainly not complaining.
Back to it now, preparing to ride the continuing financial storm and hope we come through the next year as unscathed.
How was your Christmas?