So this Christmas was perfect for us, as usual. No biggies, and the torment of having a pair of socks wrapped up with every single one of Addisonâ€™s presents went over well. He smiled anyway.
The girls are excited that theyâ€™re going bunk bed shopping, and not once did they say “Is this all?”, not even at Little Nannyâ€™s.
Our big present to everyone else was family photos, which they all liked. “Even if they were taken at Sears,” said one unnamed recipient.
Ronâ€™s parentâ€™s stopped in on Christmas day, to drop off and pick up presents. They only live across the road, they couldâ€™ve taken off their coatsâ€¦ I donâ€™t know what they thought of their Left Behind books, and I donâ€™t care. Weâ€™re making a point, however subtle.
Where was I?
Ohâ€¦ Ron did make it home on Thursday night, and I did have an actual pleasant visit with my mother, who gave me a very comfy brown chenille sweater, among other things, like the Muppet Christmas Special. Which I asked for. Honest.
Friday morning Ron & I high-tailed it to Freddy town early to finish shopping for the kids. I canâ€™t believe we were done at Wal-mart by 10:30am. Divide and conquer works every time. We even managed to catch Wendy home and left the kids there while we went in town. Ron said heâ€™d give them free snowplowing for the rest of the year in exchange. Ha ha ha.
We spent Friday afternoon wrapping presents in separate rooms, with much secretiveness and giggles. Itâ€™s always fine. That night we went to a candlelight service at church, and I sang God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen with Ron coming in on the chorus. I wasnâ€™t sure if my voice would hold out, but it did.
My cold got worse instead of better and I spent Sunday lounging around in my housecoat and napping. I am also going mad looking for kleenex because I am sure I bought a mega pack of 12 at Wal-Mart for only $7.50. I canâ€™t find the receipt to be sure, though.
The lowest point today was when I was on the phone discussing an upcoming baby shower for a favorite niece, with nieceâ€™s friendâ€™s mother.
“Well, since sheâ€™s out of the hospital now…” she said.
Uhhhâ€¦ no I didnâ€™t know she was even in the hospitalâ€¦.
I mean, it wasnâ€™t too bad or anything, excess amniotic fluid I think,