Hope you've all had a Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah or a great Kwanzaa! We had planned to go to visit my Sister-in-law and her family up North, but Sandy's been home sick for the past few days so we stayed put. Today's been quieter than expected but we've made the best of it.
We started the day with bacon, cinnamon rolls and icing, a tradition that Sandy's family always observed and I've been happy to see continue. After breakfast we opened our gifts. We don't get too carried away with presents for Christmas; we do give presents to the kids but instead of an exchange between the adults we donate to two of our favourite charities each year.
Our little sumthin' for each other was a fashion/style book for Sandy (In Style), and a heatable pad for whatever part of the body needs it. It has nice little pockets to keep the feet toasty! She bought me two cozy sweaters that will go well with other items in my wardrobe (does it sound strange to hear a guy say that?). She also pulled a suggestion from my wish list and bought me a book on sexual psychophysiology (Why Women Have Sex), an extensive survey conducted by two premier psychologists in the US. It's a fascinating read, I may post a review in the future if there's interest.
Once the gifts were opened we settled in for latte in front of the fireplace reading our books; Sandy with her new warmer, I with my hot water bottle. Christmas music on the stereo, cats in our laps. Cheese and crackers, veggies and dip. It was so cozy. That's been our day, pretty relaxing. Sandy's slowly getting better, I take comfort knowing we don't have to be anywhere for a while so she can rest up. We're going to have dinner shortly and settle in to watch something.
I hope you've all spent the day with loved ones. For those of you struggling (and I know a few of you are) I'm thinking of you especially.
So, how did you celebrate? And what did you get for Christmas?