Christmas survival was not as bad as I had anticipated.
It was nice having hubby home for 3 days straight. For 3 days, I was able to take a shower as long as I wanted…..usually I have to take the fastest shower known to man because Wee One is free roaming the house unsupervised(which is never good).
Both boys are still excited about their gifts. They seem like they could not be happier. I guess hubby and I picked well this year.
The festivities at my in-laws were the same as every Holiday has ever been with the exception that my mother-in-law did not cook. Our huge meal was catered. She is in a wheelchair now due to her rheumatoid arthritis.
By evening, I had consumed nearly a whole bottle of California Red Wine so I did not mind so much plastering my pretend happy smile on my face while acting as if I was truly enjoying myself.
My performing skills are better than I had thought, my husband really thought I was having a good time…..I did not tell him otherwise.
All the brothers were camped out in the living room, either hypnotized by the TV or talking about something manly like hunting or work.
I have a sister-in-law who never smiles. This woman can laugh, if thats what you want to call it, and not smile. Seriously, it is kinda freaky……
When I was sitting at the dinner table I could smell cigarettes on my brother-in-law R who was practically sitting on my lap due to the crowded table. I wanted nothing more than to snatch a Camel from his shirt pocket, sprint outside, and fire it up.
So instead I started playing footsie with hubby under the table. He gave me a weird raised eyebrow look then a wink. We both had boots on but we enjoyed it and it made dinner go by faster.
I have not had time to visit any one lately, but I am working on it.
I am busy with school being out for break and other commitments…..and just things in general.
To prevent a trainwreck from happening, I am using all of my time and energy in other areas.
Catch ya later……………….