So, it is here. Yes, the day is still 2 days away, but in reality Christmas has arrived. The family is in town and we are now in the mode of having family meals three times a day. I will give you my itererary for the next three days. I know you don’t care about it whatsoever but I am still hoping that some internet pals will crash our festivities cause that would make for some great photos.
Tomorrow I am going to go to work. I usually don’t work on the weekends, but being as my parents are in town they told me to try to pick up a shift and they will watch Max (my son).
I went out and bought light up Christmas socks and an elf hat to wear with the pajamas I am required to wear to work on the weekends. I got footie jammies for my birthday this year and I am going to break them in tomorrow. I had to cut off the feet though cause they did not fit into my new car slippers.
After work is going to be the three December girls infinity cake party at my step grandma’s house. She is the amazing women who married my grandpa who passed away two weeks ago. It is going to be so odd to go to his home with him gone, but I think it will be good too.
On Christmas Eve I have no idea what is going on.
On Christmas Day I have no idea what is going on.
There are 14 of us in town in my immediate and extended family this year. We always go to grandpa’s for Christmas. My parents are in town and they are in a fabulous hotel with an amazing pool area. They thumb tacked stockings to the wall of their room and set up a foot tall tree on their dresser. We all went over there tonight to hang out and visit. I clicked on XE’s jukebox to create the mood for our little party we had there tonight. We ate pizza and watched The Wizard of Oz on television. Then we all went and swam around for a bit and ended the night by gathering in the sauna.
This is exactly what my family looks like.
Let me talk about the sauna. I don’t understand those. If I went to my car in the middle of August and sat inside for awhile I think I would get the same effect. Seriously. Well there were about six of us in there. Not too long after we got inside we found out that we were in the men’s sauna. Cause whoever actually uses those for fun actually might do so naked. Nice. I think they smell somewhat like roasting marshmellows, so I enjoyed that part of it.
My point in this endless-going-nowhere-post is that this Christmas is very odd. There have been no traditions kept from previous years. (except that I will for sure be getting a stocking with mascara in it from my mother cause I have gotten mascara in a stocking from here since I was 13 years old).
I really like this though. I need to start some new traditions with my son that I can keep for the next 20 years until he betrays me and gets married to some girl that will not be good enough for him. Then he’ll starts his own traditions with her and her family.
Meanwhile I”ll be at home eating soup from a can and petting my long haired cat.
Can I come crash your families festivities at that point? I mean, if I reserve a spot now you have to say yes, right? Christmas 2027 is going to be the second best ever after this year.
I went to the gas station today to buy Max a sucker because he is much quieter when he has one of those stuck in his mouth. As we walked out the door he hollered to the cashier, “Merry Christmas!” I know the whole over talked about schpeal about people saying “Happy holidays” in stead of “Merry Christmas”, but in reality I have heard little of either this year. But now I want to say it to everybody cause it’s nice. You cannot be in a bad mood for the three seconds following those phrases. It’s the best freaken time of the year and we all know it. So, remember to say it to that guy who opened the door for you when you had seven CVS bags in your hands. It will create one of those warm fuzzy moments that make you slightly uncomfortable. Maybe that’s just me.
Merry Christmas to you all!