Dec. 25th kinda sucked. We didn’t have our children with us, a family member stabbed us in the heart and we were a little at odds with each other in our disappointment. I spent time I really shouldn’t have on this and sent it over with David to his family gathering, but I just didn’t have it in me to go with him. I should have. He could have used the support.
But the day we got to celebrate Christmas with all of our children present, was joyous. I’m posting this now, so much later, because I needed the reminder that I really did have a good Christmas. The actual day of, along with a lot of the last week of the year was so hard and hurtful that the joy in between got lost. I was updating some stash pictures on Ravelry today and started looking at the pictures from our Christmas Day (it fell on the 27th, a day I normally call something else entirely) and felt a little wave of happy memories wash over me.
All of the kids were with us. I had a good visit with Chynna and Joshua. They seemed to like their presents.
I experienced Christmas Crackers for the first time. I didn’t take pictures of them beforehand, but the paper hats were amusing along with the little plastic toys inside. The actual crack (pop) was underwhelming for everyone but Stanley who managed to get a nice little bang out of his.
David got to add to his nerd cred. This is a polo shirt with a TARDIS embroidered on it.
I ended up with some fabulous things. Not pictured here is the book that Chynna gave me. It was already on my nightstand being enjoyed a little each night. Nor the big KitchenAid mixer that David and I bought for each other. He’s used it much more than I have, but it’s WONDERFUL and I wonder how we ever did without it. See’s candy, mugs, a box of yarn and a jumbo flyer for my spinning wheel (Thanks Wendy and Meli!), comfy fuzzy socks, a GORGEOUS orange scarf, my favorite perfume, a wallet, and a purse.
Behold: The Handbag of Holding. I didn’t take a pic of my own, I probably should. It’s even more awesome in person. It’s a bit heavy but I still LOVE it so much!
Here is a close up of the mug. When you pour in something hot, the dinosaur turns into a skeleton.
It may seem weird just talking about my presents, but I figure since it’s my blog, it’s okay. If the others want to show off their loot, they are free to publish their own blogs.