Dressed in bathrobe and slippers, hair in a mess, warm cup of coffee nestled in my stomach, christmas bread within hand reach. Herman is dressed up and awake, zapping away looking for something christmassy to watch and listen to. Tristan is still asleep. He will be happy we didn’t go to church this morning!
Last night we had a lovely evening with my parents and the rest of the available family. A delicious dinner was eaten. Phone calls were made to Ethiopia and Hungary to let the loved ones know we are thinking of them. Presents were exchanged and appreciated. Cousins played and laughed. And, despite all the weather warnings, we made it home just fine.
So today will be a relaxed day. A friend and I will probably pop by and visit another friend of ours, one who is alone this Christmas. We’ll be visiting Hermans side of the family for a movie and meal. I might bake some cookies. I’ve got a puzzle lying on the table, ready for me to start making it in traditional holiday style. It’s snowing outside, a first white Christmas in….. many a year!
I believe the Christmas peace and quiet has finally hit me. Relaxation is sinking in. Hallelujah!