All in all, it turned out pretty good and my wonderful husband did his best to make it special! He even got me a rather big toy. I now have an RTV to ferry my grandkids around when they come to see us. I am sure it will get alot of use regardless. By the end of the day between work and other everyday issues, I had run out of steam. We had a lovely dinner out and I ate something that usually gives me trouble and silly me, I did it again. So the end of the evening was a bit less than stellar. Next comes Thanksgiving and some family home and then my brother's birthday and then on to Christmas.
By this time I am usually done with all my cooking, buying, etc. (my daughter has now taken over the task of cookies and I order a few). This year, I seem to be spinning my wheels. I just don't know what to do or when to do it to get it all done. For the kids coming home at Christmas, most of them are getting a free ticket home and back so that narrows it down a bit. I also will donate a sum to charity in our families name since none of us at this point really "Need" anything.
This brings me to, what are you doing for the holidays? Don't loose site of what it truly is about. Enjoy your time with family and friends and relax. The holidays will come in spite of what we do or don't do. I will play some games and go outside and run the dogs and throw a few snowballs and reminisce about our lives and I will continue to be thankful for the true meaning of Christmas and the love that surpasses all. So when we are together doing the Swedish Christmas or at the River watching it pass us by, take a moment and reflect and make the holidays your own and treasure each moment