I am back to work after five glorious days of not being back to work. Guess it does give me time to blog. I've been going around catching up on your blogs; getting to see how your holiday celebrations are going so far. We do still have New Year's Eve to get through, right? But hey, so far, so good! Mine too. Let me dish a bit.
Thursday: DR and his mom pulled up in front of my place around 7 pm or so. I cannot even begin to describe how it felt to finally see DR after a year and a half. It felt good. Let's go with that. Good.
We all had a little visit, then I had to run pick Girlie Girl up from work. We had a bite to eat, watched some TV, just relaxed. I know both DR and his mom were very tired after their long trip. I put DR's mom in my room (our room!) for the night and DR and I camped out on the livingroom floor. I would have been happy to sleep on a bed of nails with DR beside me again...but luckily, the livingroom floor is not bad at all :)
Friday: DR needed to take his mom to Irvine, where is sister lives, and where his mom will be staying during her visit. I had kind of left work up in the air, but decided to just go in since they would be busy. So, it was just another work day. But you know, a little happier! DR stayed out there for the night so that we could each do our own family stuff for Xmas eve.
Saturday: A busy day, full of prep for the evening. The last few years, as the kids have grown up, our holiday has been focused on Christmas Eve as a time to gather our own family and the extended family together. This year, WTG (my ex) hosted in his new home. It's just a little mobile home and the place was packed full. With everyone counted there were 22 in attendance. When I first walked in, I was incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of people and by seeing guests I wasn't expecting to see. However, it turned out to be a really wonderful evening. There was good food, provided by everyone potluck fashion....and so many gifts!
Here are some photos of the festivities -
|Girlie Girl and Social Animal cannot control their beauty and charm!|
I will take a break and you give you a break....more to come tomorrow :)