Friday, December 28, 2007

Goodbye Christmas

Christmas has come and gone for another year. Every year since my mother died I swear I'm not going to celebrate Christmas again. This year was pretty close. I didn't get my tree put up and only set a few Santa's out (in her memory) We celebrated Christmas on the 23rd because that's when two of our kids could come. My husbands family doesn't exchange gifts because they don't have the money. However, his brother & wife decided to give us a gift,which I didn't accept. I don't know if they were trying to appease their guilt for various things or if they were just trying to look better than us. What ever the reason, I don't want any part of it. We went to my brother's for Christmas Eve. Pressed chicken sandwiches on homemade buns, and oyster soup in the white bowls that Grandma Reardon used to use for the very same purpose, and my mother after that. It was a good evening. My gifts to everyone this year was a photo album of pictures I had taken at the folk's house right after we sold it and before any of the furniture was taken out. I felt that we all needed a reminder of where a lot of our good times were spent. Getting pictures re-printed is rather expensive but it was worth it. Christmas day I worked and then our other child and his girlfriend came to celebrate that evening. They surprised us with the fact that they are engaged. I am so happy about that. After his disasterous first marrage I wondered if he would ever venture into the Marriage pool again. They are talking about getting married next September.....two weddings in one year! Wow!!
Guess that will be a different story.
Anyway...more snow it Kansas and pretty chilly.
Merry and Happy. Colleen