Christmas is here!
I both love and hate this time of year.
It's just a lot all at once.
And everytime I go on facebook, I read about Dan's death and memories of him, and it makes me so sad. I really didn't know him well, but he was such a nice guy always, and he touched so many people's lives. And I can't imagine what his family is going through, and right before christmas.
Dayna's party on Thursday was a loverly, festive time. Lots of laughs and hugs.
Then Friday I spent like a million hours shopping in London with Benj. It was exhausting, but fun.
Yesterday was christmas eve, so we had my mom's extended fam and my sister Crystal's fam over. It was nice. Like usual, I spent basically the whole night with the kids, to keep them occupied so parents can have a break haha. I really do love spending time with Aaliyah, Danny and Diana, my cousins. They love me, I don't think they spend much time with people my age, Diana especially, always follows me around wanting me to play with them, they think I'm a kid, which is adorbs. And Aaliyah and Emma are so close in age that they get along really well. We played a lot of Uno and cards. I feel so bad because their mom is gone, she went back to Cambodia and I don't think she's coming back, and even if she did come back, she'll never really see them outside of supervised visits because of her history. And seeing Matt and Celia was nice, they are both legal drinking age now, so that's interesting, we don't really talk at all, but it's nice to see them once a year haha. And of course, my nieces, Emma's so old now, Bella finally seems to like me and not be so afraid of me, and Addy, she's so cute and crawls around.
Today, we are having my mom's fam over again, but just my grandparents, and my two aunts, so we will probably just open presents, and play euchre and crokinole (I had to google how to spell that haha). And eat food. And forced to watch football (is football on today? I don't even know) or basketball (again, don't know). Basketball would be preferable to football.
Tonight I will likely finish Westworld, one more episode to watch. ahhhhhh. It is so good. I discussed it with Zach the other night, I'm glad he is so into it too. Then watch christmas moviessss. OR LETTERKENNY SEASON 2. That's a Texas-sized 10-4, good buddy.
Then tomorrow, is the crazy Boxing Day adventure. Not so much an adventure, it is just a crazy day, with my dad's family coming over. I will get to see both my sisters and all the neices and nephews, before the craziness to open presents together and eat snacks. Then the rest of the aunts and uncles and cousins. We usually get around 30 or more people. with like a million kids and babies. Literally. Neeeed to try to not get sick.
There's the lowdown.
- Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal