Christmas was pretty good this year. I missed my mom and Denise a lot...cooking in Mom's kitchen without her is really weird! I just don't know if I will ever really like the holiday season again. It was so much my Mom's favorite time of year and my parents made it so special for us. I can't get used to the fact that they aren't here with us.
So anyway...our plans got all turned around this year. I won't go into detail, but nothing happened the way it was supposed to, but it turned out OK. I think that my problem is I want the day to flow like it always did, and with so many splits to the family now, it is just impossible. I've decided that next year, I am only going to make plans to see my granddaughter and my Dad. Everybody else can kiss my butt!! LOL!!!
The baby learned to open gifts, and was fasinated by the process. She wasn't really too interested in the presents, but liked pulling the paper off. I didn't go too crazy on the presents, although I did buy her a winnie the pooh bear and a snow white bear. They were soo cute!!
I didn't do to bad myself...my son and dil gave me an i-pod touch, which I have salivated over for months!!! My i-pod is so old! I also got a george foreman grill and new pots and pans, so no excuses on not being able to make healthy dinners, lol. My cousin gave me a "Grandma" plaque which is really cute and I also got a silver bracelet that has roses on it.
We went to Fullerton to see my Dad and have dinner with him, like I said, it is weird to be in the house on Christmas without my Mom. He didn't want to decorate or anything, so none of her Christmas stuff was out. He said maybe next year. Since that is what he said last year, I have a feeling that those days are over. I know it is harder on him than he admits to me.
So that was it. We were home by 8 and I was glad. I am so over trying to do too much on Christmas. This year taught me a valuable lesson on taking time for what is important and letting the rest go.