Happy Sunday everyone! I am running around frantic trying to get ready for the holidays. This year is going to be totally different for my family. I am the one who hosts the Christmas Day get together for family and friends. Unfortunately about a month ago my grandparents decided they were not going to be going out to anyones house anymore for the holidays. Soon after that, my aunt and uncle decided they wouldn't be coming over either. Then on top of it all was the realization that my son, who is in the Army and stationed in Iraq is not going to be home either. This drops the gathering down to my hubby, my daughter Amanda, her fiance and myself. Ok, then Amanda announces she has to work the afternoon shift on Christmas Day and we will only be able to see her in the a.m. to open presents. Talk about a tear jerk week for me!
I understand that times change, things have to change and life goes on. But it is upsetting. For the first time in 29 years, I don't have to make a big traditional turkey dinner. I love leftovers! So, now what??? Well, I'm thinking it's going to be a small ham, au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, and a cherry pie. I still get leftovers out of it, but not on such a grand scale.
Sigh. Next up finish the holiday shopping. Tomorrow will be my final get the groceries, get the gifts and bring them home day. Then it's time to wrap and arrange gifts under the tree, bake the cookies and spike the egg nog.
I hope whatever you do for the holidays will be safe and cheerful. Enjoy your loved ones and please keep in mind those who not able to be home with their families.
Take care, Patti