Our daughter has been here and we had the quietest, most low key, non stress Christmas in the history of womankind...lol. We got her a new tv and hubby gave it to her earlier in the month when he was traveling near her home. She is ordering me the Eyecandy software bundle and hubby and I are giving each other lights for our photo hobby. DD gave her dad some computer stuff.
Our stove was broken so we have been eating out or eating prepared meals. We have watched movies, gone to several Christmas services and now DD and I are working on my little craft cubbyhole. I had moved out of it into the guest room but I need to have it as a cute functioning unit (read closet). We went to the container store and bought some cute stuff.
We had such a blast shopping and are doing my room (closet) in blue and white. We have to get small containers and I'm having to weed out, purge and downsize my little cache of goodies to make it work. It helps that I've tossed most of my magazines except the very special ones I want to keep (such as every single issue of Simple Scrapbooks, Digital Issue!) Once you part with the first magazine, it gets easier to let them go. I will be more selective in my subscriptions now, I don't have to have every single magazine any more. And now I seem to be more inclined to the Adobe type or photography/graphics mags.
It has been such fun having her here. Even our little doggie is smiling and has gotten so spoiled that she doesn't want anyof us to be out of the room.
Christmas has been so mellow and fun and quiet enough to let us meditate on the meaning of the seaon.
We intend to go out and buy a new stove, Next year we will probably get a real tree again and decorate the whole house-maybe even have some company. Things may be back to normal by then. But a low key Christmas is not a bad thing.