Yesterday, we went to my sister's house for her more or less traditional Christmas gumbo. Yummy! She makes it from scratch. Had a wonderful little Cajun for a mother-in-law. Her two grown daughters, spouses and their children were there. Close as thing to a big family gathering to be had on our side anymore.
Pete's siblings have grown or almost grown children, so since his parents are both gone, they pretty much just have Christmas to their selves with their kids and a sprinkling of grandchildren.
So I suppose you could say we are in the mid-life of Christmas holidays. No parents to visit, but not yet grandchildren to spoil. We never had my parents as a married couple, but when Pete's were here and his Cousin Janie, our Christmas days passed in a blur of dashing from house to house, eating until we were stuffed. Playing dominoes here and there. Those days are gone.
I have been lagging behind in alerts and email. Just realized today that I had been tagged to play a game by Kara! Seems everyone is saying three things they definitely don't want for Christmas and three things they would like to have for Christmas. So, here goes...off the top of my head.
Three things I DON'T want for Christmas:
- anything that sits around and collects dust/needs dusting.
- snow, ice or other frozen liquid on Texas highways.
a fruit cake.
Three things I DO want for Christmas:
Happy, healthy kids.
My family, safe and sound together.
Warm, boot type houseshoes.