Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Well, all was right with the world yesterday. Spent a wonderful, drama-free morning and afternoon with the daughter, grandson and Dan (daughter’s boyfriend) celebrating Christmas and all it had to offer. Our grandson was more than thrilled with the goodies that awaited him under the tree and in his stocking. His biggest problem now is where is he going to put everything?
He has a very small bedroom and its nicknamed “Toy Central” for a reason.
Speaking of presents, the husband and I actually received one this year from our daughter.
I know, I know, he and I nearly passed out from the shock. It is a Sausages & Cheese Collection with marble slab and cheese slicer. We are looking forward to enjoying it on New Year’s Eve. The husband and I have had a standing tradition since we were first married of enjoying a sausage and cheese platter and champagne on New Year’s Eve. We choose to bring in the New Year in relative calm watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve on TV. What can I say, we are real party animals!
Anyway after opening presents we sat down to a Roast Turkey lunch with all the trimmings as well as apple pie for dessert. DH and I prepared the meal and brought it over to the daughter’s place. Everything was quite yummy. I was pleased with myself once again for keeping within serving sizes of everything. In hindsight, it actually came very naturally. I even declined a slice of pie without hesitation. There were no second helpings or late night raids for more stuffing. Perhaps my brain is finally beginning to accept the new lifestyle I have been trying to adopt. In any case DH and I helped with the cleanup and then proceeded to check out the grandson’s new toys.
The rest of the time at the daughter’s went smoothly. I even saw her crack a smile or two when she was watching her dad, Dan, her son and I play Monkey in the Middle with a very large balloon. By the way I count that as exercise. Jumping around like a mad woman trying to catch a balloon will surely burn off a few calories. Anyway we continued to enjoy each other’s company until my grandson’s father came to pick him up at 3:30 to go to his family’s celebration. DH and I than said our goodbyes as our daughter and her boyfriend had further plans for the evening. Upon rounding the corner to our home, we were surprised to find a small group of neighbors and their out of town guest taking pictures of our house while admiring our holiday decorations. What a nice ending to a perfect day!