Finishing up the holiday week

Wow, Christmas is finally over. I didn’t try to work too hard to do this or that, but I tried to make our holiday a good one. I think we did good to concentrate not on the trappings of the season, but on the reason for the season. I spent more time away from the computer than on it over the last 48 hours. What is awesome in there is I got to spend time with my FAMILY instead—we spent Christmas afternoon with my parents and my sister and her husband, and then came home and dad came over to enjoy Swedish Meatballs, potatoes (which most said were bland) and peas (frozen, not canned. Canned are mush). We got some great things for Christmas, and a decent amount of Christmas money (which is nearly all but gone now! Who expects it to stick around?). The kids were spoiled friggin’ ROTTEN πŸ˜‰ To put a nearly perfect end to a good day, I got to spend about an hour with my husband, just the two of us, being a couple and talking. Mostly me going “I remember when, do you?” The only unfortunate thing about that was that it was at 4am. I ended reading some stuff on the net starting about 12am or so, and it kept me up until 2am. I went to bed and tossed and turned, then he woke up (he had gone to bed at 9pm—lucky guy, having most of the week off. Paid!), and so we spent time together. πŸ™‚

The Swedish Meatballs came out GREAT. So great, T wants me to see if lightning will strike twice πŸ˜‰ When the mentor for MOPS heard I was going to make them, she joked that she’d like some. Well, lucky her, she’ll be getting some of that second batch πŸ˜€

Speaking of the church, they were great to us. I got several pairs of pants, and 2 sweaters. I’m going to be wearing the tan, button up one nearly constantly. The only thing I don’t like about it is that the buttons are on the top half of the sweater, not all the way up and down 😦 But that’s just fine, I’m wearing it anyhow. The thing that surprised me the most was the gift certificate to a local deli. I’m going to hold on to that until we really need groceries. πŸ™‚ I don’t often to go to that store, so it’s something special.

Also, the service was great. I always like Christmas Eve, Candlelight services. I worked the nursery during the 5pm one, then went to the 6:30pm one. P made it part of the way through the sermon, but he did pretty good. I decided to let him go then because he was getting restless. 😐 It happens.

My parents got me books (by an author whose books I don’t yet have but want), and a rug for P. The rug is one that has roads on it, so that he can drive his cars around on it. Of course, he LOVES it! πŸ˜€ Oh my, but I forget the majority of what my parents got her—several of the things were bought when my dad took her out last weekend. My sister and her husband got the kids some awesome stuff too—the only thing I didn’t like was the Hulk hands, those big puffy ones that make noise—they got that for P, and I don’t like that it promotes hitting. The reason they got it? Because when they come here to watch the kids, he hit his uncle. Well, duh, I don’t LET him hit people—so what they should do (and I will make sure to tell them the next time they come to watch the kids) is to put him in timeout if he’s going to do that. Because that’s what his mommy does 😐 The majority of what T got was gift cards to Tim Horton’s. He’s a happy camper πŸ˜€ That’s essentially what he asked for. The church got him some to McDonald’s.

But the Christmas money was fun. We got a good deal of it from my grandparents, and even some from my father in law. So, we came back from that trip not long before I started this post. There were also a few dollars from my mom and dad thrown in, but since they can give us presents in person, we don’t get as much. Anyhow, I got the Women’s Study Bible I wanted so bad (and my dad said was too much, even though the money from them pretty much paid for it), a 3 ring binder, paper and dividers so I can start on a weight loss book I got from PaperBackSwap.com, and various other things. Mostly things for the house. I thought it was funny, T completed his tan outfit for church, with a pair of shoes and socks.

What’s not funny was that once we walked back in the door, I was brought back down to reality–that this will be just another weekend, where I have to pick up the aftermath of a busy, crazy week. Actually, it’s pretty much just from the mess P made this morning. Why is it that the place is always more of a mess when someone else gets up and watches him first thing in the morning? 😐 It was the same when D was a toddler.

Well, I’m getting tired, so I’ll go and do my Friday memes, and then go work on the sock order I’ve got πŸ™‚ I’ve already got part of one leg a little more than half done πŸ˜€

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