Sunday, December 26, 2010
Christmas 2010 was different to say the least. I worked on Christmas Eve and then went suicide shopping. I went grocery shopping, last minute gift shopping and even returned a few gifts I had bought earlier. I stopped by a friend's house and enjoyed good company and an okay movie. I then went home to wrap gifts. My daughter stopped by to pick up gifts around ten pm. My son dropped by around midnight to pick up gifts. I finally got to bed around one am.
I awoke around 5 am. to attend early morning (6 am.) worship services. Thankfully it was just two blocks away from my house and my young adult children purchased a remote car starter for me as an early Christmas gift. I absolutely love it! The sermon was entitled "Something To Shout About!" Indeed the birth of Jesus is something to shout about!
After service I dropped a sister off at home. It was then that I found out that everything was closed in observance of Christmas except CVS and a few Coney Islands. I was trying to decide what I was going to take to the family breakfast. I had muffins and juice but I thought I needed more. Thankfully the kids and my sister had it covered. I went home and dozed off until my daughter came by. We went to my sister's house and had a nice family breakfast. We ate and played games with the young children.
I decided since my children are adults I would cook and eat whatever I wanted for dinner instead of the traditional spread of food. I made lasagna and tossed salad. It was delicious. I watched "The Blind Side" movie and enjoyed the company of my children. It wasn't the crazy, hectic and chaotic Christmas of the past,but it was indeed different. I think I liked this holiday.