It has been a crazy time. I was so focused on Vegas that I left everything to the last minute. So, beginning at 8 am on Saturday I was baking and I was baking until 4:30 that afternoon. I have a load of goodies that most of my family will eat one or two of and then they will just sit there haunting me, until I pick at one, then I pick at another one, and so on and so on and so on. Hello 5 to 10 pounds that I lost last year I guess we are going for an other round. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t eat all of the goodies, I also give a lot away to neighbours and friends, but I just can’t throw them out, that would be like throwing money in the bin. And before you say “just don’t bake so much”, I will tell you that I have tried that in the past, but someone always complains because I didn’t make this or that.
Today was the biggest mistake I have made in a long time. I decided to go to the mall and get what I would need for stocking stuffers as well as the last few things as gifts. I very rarely leave things this late so I am unaccustomed to the kind of madness that goes on in the stores the last few days. I took my son with me and by the time we managed to get out of the mall 6 hours had passed. The last hour of that was trying to get out of the Wal-Mart parking lot. You can be sure this will be the last year I leave it this late.
I have 15 of my family coming for dinner on Friday and I am really looking forward to it, the other 19 have made other plans. We only manage to get together a few times a year so it is always a very good time, we laugh and talk and laugh and talk, by the time the night is over my cheeks and my sides will hurt from laughing.
Well, I think I will leave it at this for now. I hope that everyone of you has a wonderful holiday, whether you celebrate the birth of Christ or just enjoy the time off. To those of you around the world that will be standing on guard for us, I want to say Thank you, and for those of you standing on guard closer to home, whether firefighter or cop, I wish a day of boredom for you.
Merry Christmas, be safe and have a good time.