Christmas turned out to be much more fun than I anticipated. (My son lasted through dinner and then disappeared before dessert to head over to a friend's- a better presence than last year....) The movie we chose was too crowded so we bailed and came home to prepare even more for the company coming to dinner. I didn't spend all day in the kitchen (thanks Nora!) and my offspring actually seemed somewhat pleased with their gifts. There were no extravagances- the nutty shopping sprees for "stuff" are firmly in the past.
What was lovely-
That we were together. That everyone smiled. That bickering was kept to a minimum and I felt a welcomed sense of calm knowing that all was okay in my world.