Friday, December 25, 2009

It's All Over...Until Next Year...

Merry Christmas. Cinnamon rolls have been eaten. Presents have been opened. Christmas turkey has been prepared and dishes all cleaned up.

Here are the cute little gingerbread boys and girls I baked. Unfortunately I ran out of steam before I got the sugar cookies made so there were no plates of cookies for neighbors this year. We do have lots of these yummy cookies leftover though.

Santa brought us a Garmin. This will be a nice family gift. I tried to get it to upload the maps from the satellite but the weather wasn't cooperating. Guess we'll have to wait for a clear day, whenever that might be. Today (and yesterday for that matter) was a crappy day. Today it rained quite hard in the morning and then rained pretty steady throughout the rest of the day. What little bit of snow we had on the ground will be gone soon.

H also got some nice floor mats for the Mustang.

Scott got that special computer keyboard he wanted. He was happy about that.

Tyler got an alarm clock/radio for his iPod. He also got a few warm shirts to wear while he's here.

I got a new alarm clock that I really wanted. Instead of waking of to an annoying beeping you can choose to wake up to birds singing, a light rain, waves crashing on the beach or lovely wind chimes. The boys also got me some of my favorite perfume. H bought me a gift certificate to my favorite spa so when the weather warms up I can get a lovely pedicure. Can't wait for that! I also got a new programmable slow cooker. I haven't had much luck with crock pots so I'm hoping this one will work better. It would be nice to "set it and forget it" like it advertises.

The rest of the day was pretty quiet. H spent most of it watching the new DVD's he got on Planet Earth. On our big screen TV they are pretty amazing.

I cooked a turkey breast with all the trimmings for dinner. It's a lot of work but I guess we have to eat something.

The pups were bored today. It was too nasty to go out and play. We couldn't go yesterday either. Maybe tomorrow?

They looked so cute in their Christmas collars.

I feel like an old Scrooge when I say I just am not into Christmas anymore. At least not the last few years. All the work just doesn't seem worth it somehow. All the money spent, even though this year I cut way back. Dragging the stuff out every year just to pack it all away a couple weeks later. Hours and hours spent doing all this stuff. If I could do what I wanted I would just plan Christmas away in a warm place every year, with family, but not all the fuss. Ok, enough complaining.

I'm looking forward to the next few weeks. I still have another week off which will be nice. I'm looking forward to spending some time with Tyler, if he can ever get his internal clock reset to our time and get up before noon. Then in a few short weeks we'll be travelling to VA to see the new baby. That's really something to look forward to. Can't wait.


Lynilu said...

Sounds nice.

I used to not understand when my parents were rather blah about Christmas, at least when they stayed home. Now I get it, completely! Don't tell anyone, but I did no decorating this year! And it's OK with me! Think about it .... the commercial side of Christmas, which is what is most celebrated, is for children. The spiritual side of it is quieter, and it really doesn't require the decorations and to-do.

Merry Quiet Christmas, Deb!

Deb said...

Thanks Lynilu. I know many people understand. I envy your lack of decorating! Maybe next year I can go that route too! It sure is less stressful. All I really want is the family around me. And you're right, all the hoopla is really meant for children and they are the ones who enjoy it most. Hope your holiday was filled with joy and all the things you love most!