December 26th, 2005


Merry Christmas!

I had a very Merry Christmas today (yesterday, technically).

In the morning, my sons and father and I cleaned up the place, got ready, and exchanged presents. After relaxing and playing around for a bit, my dad went out and picked up my mom and brother, and we exchanged greetings and gifts yet again. Finally, my cousin and her husband came over and we all had Christmas dinner together. (It wasn't a strict "Christmas" dinner in any sense other than that we had it on Christmas. There was ham, which is fairly common this time of year, but my father also made a shrimp dish, and mashed potatoes, and stuffing, and broccoli, so I'm not sure how "Christmassy" it was, strictly speaking. Still, it was all good, and there was plenty of it, which is really all that matters on the holidays, IMO.)

We listened to Christmas carols (mostly the John Denver and the Muppets cd, a favorite of mine since I first got it on vinyl as a child), talked, relaxed, played board games, and did all sorts of other things and had a lot of fun doing them. I helped my little one build one of the Lego castles I got him, and my cousin and brother (and father and my other son and...) helped him with the other one. Both kids played video games, of course. One of the best times I had, though, was playing Monopoly, of all things, with people.
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It's getting late (later than just late; it's nearly 5:30 am now!) so I'm heading to bed. I hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season, and I hope you're all getting everything you could ever ask for!

Disclaimer: I started writing this around 5 am, and so am mildly incoherent. Wheee!
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