- It is the holiday when we can count on most, or all, of my siblings and families being together.
- It is about Food and Wine and Beer.
- There are NO GIFTS, therefore NO SHOPPING.
- It is a four day weekend, whoopee!
For the past umpteen years my family has taken the show on the road down to my parents. It was not without its own brand of stress, but generally a fun time.
I’m sure you all recall that this year my parents are living a bit….um…closer.
People it was awesome! By seven o’clock Wednesday evening everyone had hit town. My brothers, sisters, spouses, daughters, nieces and nephews. My mother had dinner for everyone on Wednesday night. I hosted Thursday and my sister had everyone for a big breakfast on Friday morning. Then we took the entire clan out for Mexican Friday night. Don’t you love a progressive holiday?
In between we ate and imbibed with whoever happened to be in our respective homes at any given moment. We mostly walked back and forth between homes as the weather was perfect! We even went to a couple of museums, played some games, spent some time at the park and of course watched a whole lot of football.
By five o’clock on Saturday all had departed to their cities of residence except my daughters. We were able to get in church and a movie on Sunday with them before they headed back to school.
I felt so energized by the whole shebang that I (with the help of The Saint) did five loads of laundry and got two thirds of the Christmas decorations up before collapsing last night!
Christmas you say? BRING IT!