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Glad the Holidays are Over (More or Less)

December 26th, 2016 at 10:58 pm

I don't really count New Year's as a holiday. It's not something we really celebrate as everyone is always in bed well before midnight. So once Christmas has passed I feel like I'm free and clear.

We did not end up going out to the in-laws on Christmas Day. We stayed home. FIL's white cell count was too low to be around anyone who was sick and everyone is sick. Except I am finally coming out the end of it. But MIL and FIL cancelled it. SIL threw a tantrum, because her holiday being ruined was apparently more important than FIL's life and fight against cancer. She got stood up to, though. I wasn't sure they'd do it, but this is the second time this year they have.

Apparently SIL bought a turkey and was going to make it herself. I really want to hear how that turned out since SIL does not know how to cook and has never roasted a chicken, let alone a turkey, in her life. I don't want to hear bad enough to call her, though. I was just relieved to have a quiet, peaceful day at home, not ruined by her scream-fighting with one of her daughters.

We had a very laid back Christmas. Very minimalist. We had our little 18 inch tree set up, still decorated from last year, that we store on the top shelf of our closet. We took it out a few days before Christmas. We just don't have the room to put up a bigger tree and even if we did, the hassle of putting one up is more than anyone wanted to deal with anyway. Most of the presents were handmade, though I did get the 30 year anniversary collector's edition of Labyrinth, my favorite childhood movie.

My son made me a beautiful turkey platter in his pottery class that I will treasure for the rest of my life. It was completely hand-built, no potter's wheel. I really love it.



I am glad we got the chance to really enjoy Christmas this year. I hope everyone else did as well.

13 Responses to “Glad the Holidays are Over (More or Less)”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    He did a beautiful job!

  2. alice4now Says:

    What a beautiful piece!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, the platter is beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

  5. pjmama Says:

    Gorgeous platter! Also, the Labyrinth is a fantastic movie. Enjoy!

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    That is really beautiful!

    I'm jealous that you got to have a quiet time at home!

  7. Joanne Says:

    So very pretty.And I hope that your husband has a job offer soon. Happy NewYear.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Very beautiful platter!

    Glad people stood up to MIL to help out FIL. Some folks just don't think beyond their noses.

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That is a beautiful platter! We didn't have the energy to put the tree up so we put tinsel on our TVs cabinets, pot plant and baubles and Christmas ornaments on our coffee table. We called it our Christmas house.

  10. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's a beautiful platter! I would treasure it, too. Smile
    I had a super cute dinner plate MrsM180 made in an art class when she was about 9. She chose Peter Rabbit as the theme and the plate was decorated with bunny heads, carrots, and green carrot stems. I did not get it in the divorce. I hope my ex still has it.

  11. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I love the platter. So pretty.

  12. Dido Says:

    What a lovely platter. Glad you had a laidback holiday and got to avoid SIL. Best wishes for a better new year.

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a lovely platter.

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