|Cheese Board My Daughter Assembled
Christmas Day began with
an early morning a phone call from my aunt to wish me for Christmas (it wasn't that early in the morning, but, I was still asleep!) I mumbled "Merry Christmas" into the phone and she laughed, apologized for waking me, and told me to go back to sleep! Instead, I got up, fed the cats, etc., and had my morning cup of tea. Then, I called aunt back to wish her properly for Christmas, followed by other phone calls to various friends and relatives to wish them.
It rained in the morning, but, the rain ceased in the early afternoon. My daughter and I picked up cousin P and went over to cousin R's home for the family Christmas gathering. My cousins had prepared a feast and, after my cousin's daughter-in-law said grace and we all took turns saying what we were grateful for this Christmas, we enjoyed a nice dinner.
Later, we exchanged gifts. In our family, we don't draw names. We give gifts to everyone! I tend to give homemade gifts, for the most part, at least to the adults: jars of my homemade jams, holiday pot holders, cross stitched kitchen towels, etc. My cousins gave me more clothes!
Afterwards, my daughter and I saw cousin P safely home and came home. It started raining just as we pulled into P's driveway!
It was a lovely evening spent in the company of my cousins and their families. But, I am hoping, rather fervently, that there won't be any negative consequences from attending this gathering! We weren't very good about wearing masks throughout the evening and one cousin had a cold (although she hastened to assure us that she took a Covid test and it was negative).
This Christmas, I am grateful for:
- Having my daughter home for Christmas
- Being able to get together with family for Christmas
- Being vaccinated and boosted for good measure (which made it possible for me to be with family)
- A safe drive to the gathering and back
- More rain!
Joyful activities have included being with family this Christmas.
I hope everyone had a safe Christmas, this year.