A nice ordinary day. Just what I needed, what Rick needed. Household chores, grocery shopping, a long nap...all good things.
Tomorrow, Christmas shopping, getting a Christmas tree and then tomorrow afternoon we hike through the woods with Jordan for his Charlie Brown tree. We started the Charlie Brown tree tradition with Samantha, Jordan's mom. Hiking through the woods, looking for the saddest little pine we could find, then bringing it home, stringing lights on it, home made ornaments...it becomes beautiful.
Of course, after all that, we make cookies.
Sunday, my brothers and sisters and I get together for our Christmas lunch. We found that once our parents had passed we needed new traditions, the old ones just didn't make much sense any more.
So now, the first Sunday in December we and our spouses go to my sister Pat's house for lunch.
No gifts, just comfort food ( beef stew, cornbread and slaw) and lots of laughter.
A jam packed week-end, but hey it's December...time to see friends and family, eat tons of food
and relive old memories and make some new ones.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams