Christmas 2008 has come and is almost gone--just another couple hours until midnight and then another year before we do it all again. How many of you are determined to get an earlier start on making Christmas gifts next year? Last year I thought I would, but it didn't work out. Oh, well--it is what it is, and I think it turned out well anyway.
However you spent the Christmas day, I do hope you enjoyed yourself! I know a few of you had to change your plans because of the weather, and some of you weren't able to spend the day with family and friends for one reason or another, but whatever situation you found yourself in, I hope your day was filled with things you love.
Our daughter made the trip down from Tahoe after spending a couple hours digging her car out of the snow--they received about a foot and a half of snow last night. Our dinner was a little later than planned, but I intentionally made my plans flexible, because there's no telling how long it might take in weather to make it down the mountain. My son and his girlfriend joined us for a day filled with food, laughter, conversation, and more food.
After dinner, we played a game of Risk. To tell you the truth, I was hoping I'd get eliminated early on so I could kick back and relax for awhile, but about three hours into the game, my son and I were the last players left, and the situation was such that we could foresee the lead shifting back and forth over the course of another hour with the outcome still undetermined, so we called a tie and packed away the game.
I'll spend part of the day tomorrow making the filling for the tamales I'm planning to make this weekend. Yesterday, on Christmas Eve, my son was in an auto accident, and although he's fine, his truck is probably totalled. I'm going to loan him my car for a couple days until he can get the insurance business straightened out, so I'll be housebound this weekend. That's fine with me though--I have plenty of things to keep me occupied and I'm not really interested in the after Christmas sales anyway.
Don't you love the weekend after Christmas? Finally the pressure to get things done on a deadline is lifted and the world is filled with new possibilities! So now what? What next? Well, I'm not really sure but whatever it is, I'm looking forward to it! First of all, though, I think I just might sleep in tomorrow. Goodnight Blogland and Merry Christmas!