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The Tinsel is Gone

Christmas is all over and I am a bit relieved. I certainly got a lot of loot this year and all of it very satisfying. Some of the gifts that I gave...a necklace that needs an extender and a jacket need to be fixed. Ted can put on the extension and we can exchange the jacket. Such a shame because the jacket was exactly the kind of thing my friend Mary loves. They did not have another in a larger size. We had family Christmas on Christmas eve and then Christmas dinner with our friends. Both events were lovely. The funniest thing that happened on Christmas Eve was walking into my bedroom and catching three year old Chandler eating out of Jose's bowl and feeding him at the same time she sampled his chicken. I did not tell her mom. Kids and dogs have been sharing food since time began. Chandler is unique and a child after my heart. She is sassy as can be and so much fun. While her brother calls me grandma, she calls me Jeri. Ted deplores her naughtiness but he can't resist her. Ted and I went out for breakfast on boxing day and then we just rested and had soup and pumpkin pie. I gave a lot of cookies to single women friends who were not cooking, sent pies and cookies home with the kids and made desserts for our Christmas day dinner. I am through cooking now. I have a turkey carcass and could make turkey noodle soup if I were so inclined. All in all, it was a fine Christmas and I am totally ignoring New years eve. But I wish everyone of you a glorious New Year.

posted on Dec 27, 2018 8:23 AM ()


Yep, sounds like you had a good holiday. I ignore New Year's Eve stuff too.
comment by stiva on Dec 28, 2018 8:58 AM ()
It was a good Christmas all in all.
reply by elderjane on Dec 29, 2018 8:10 AM ()
Sounds like you had a great holiday!!! That’s awesome.
Mine was interesting... Ron keeps suggesting we don’t have to come back here. Headed home tomorrow, had fun and the kids had fun so I will call it a win.
comment by kristilyn3 on Dec 27, 2018 8:40 PM ()
Sounds like a win to me. How is your brother? Did he have surgery?
reply by elderjane on Dec 28, 2018 3:53 AM ()
New Year's eve never meant anything to me either. Just an excuse to get extra drunk a long time ago! Nice that you had such a good Christmas. I almost wish we did something like that. Almost. Happy new year!
comment by jjoohhnn on Dec 27, 2018 4:13 PM ()
It was great to see my daughter. She lives in Tulsa and doesn't drive on expressways so she is dependent on her kids to get here. We talk several times a week on the phone so we keep up.
reply by elderjane on Dec 28, 2018 3:55 AM ()
Happy New Year, Ted and Jeri and puppies!!!!!
comment by jerms on Dec 27, 2018 3:48 PM ()
Loved your Christmas card with all the pictures. I can't believe Sophia
is so grown up.
reply by elderjane on Dec 28, 2018 3:56 AM ()
As mentioned, Ed and I went to friends for Christmas dinner. For the first time in years, Ed has not asked me to buy another turkey just for us. I persuaded him to have roast lamb instead. I am looking forward to a better year -- not only for us, coming out of a medical fog, but for the world, getting rid of our toxic president. Could the political scene be more involved, more full of fear and trepidation? The last time we were in crisis, I wasn't paying attention. Now, my head is full of the political scene.
comment by tealstar on Dec 27, 2018 11:45 AM ()
Ted and I can hardly watch the news but we do so with sick fascination. How low can he go? What absurd appointment will he make next? State politics are almost as bad....we have an anti vaxer for governor who is also anti abortion and anti gay. Glad you don't have to roast a turkey!!
reply by elderjane on Dec 28, 2018 4:01 AM ()
This is the first year in a long time I haven't responded to every Christmas card. There are a few I need to follow up with - have to decide whether to use Christmas cards or plain paper. One year back in the 1980s I sent Christmas cards in July.
comment by traveltales on Dec 27, 2018 10:02 AM ()
I don't get many cards because I no longer send them unless I want to remember some one I don't usually see over the holidays. So many of my friends have crossed the rainbow bridge.
reply by elderjane on Dec 28, 2018 4:04 AM ()
Apparently, we do have something in common after all.
reply by tealstar on Dec 27, 2018 11:11 AM ()

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