I’ve done it … I have lived through this holiday without killing any of my family members or loved ones. *lol*
I think this has been the most stressful Christmas ever — due mainly to hectic work schedules, hectic family schedules, arguments over which family invitations to accept and which to decline, financial worries, and last but not least: PMS. LOL. But at least it’s now over! :D
Work has been mega busy. I’ve been backed up for months and am *finally* starting to catch up a little bit … until a client decided that he wanted his whole site re-done from scratch again for the 4th bloody time! Oh well, it’s a job … and it pays the bills enough to justify putting up with that crap until I find a better one. :P
The family is doing well. We were a bit hurried because we had to go all over Alabama to see both mine and Jim’s relatives. We spent Christmas Eve night at my aunt’s house for my Dad’s family Christmas. Jessie had an absolute ball … everyone there adores her and she entertained and “cute’d” her way around each and every one of my relatives. LOL
The funniest thing to me was her reaction to my uncles trophies in the living room. See, my uncle is an avid hunter. He has all sorts of stuffed/mounted ‘critters’ in his den — deer, ducks, birds, turkeys, squirrels, foxes, … you name it, he’s killed, eaten, and/or stuffed it. Jessie was absolutely fascinated with all of them and wanted to touch everything within reach! (Me, I was terrified of them at her age … especially the mounted deer!)
We spent part of today with Jim’s mother. Ate a ton of food. We had to drop Jessie off with her mom. Jim and I then went to visit my parents, ate even more food … and received a ton of clothes from my parents. I swear, I think my mother must’ve brought home half the Galleria!
I was up until 2am this morning wrapping “Santa’s” gifts to Jessie, so my back is killing me and I’m a little tired. (and she had me up at 6! oh, to be young again)
I think I’m going to chill out with the Raiders and Chiefs game. (Go KC!)
Merry Christmas, Merry Yule, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, … or whatever it is you celebrate — I hope it’s a good one.