We're three days in already. Pretty soon we'll be wishing everyone a Happy New Year. How does it happen like this? How does time go so fast?
I totally remember being a little kid and wishing the days away. Especially in December. I mean, man did that month take forever before you got to Christmas and got to open some presents! Now it's a whole different scenario. Now there's just never enough time in the day. Never. I hated when adults use to moan about this--that time goes by so fast. I hated it. But I get it now. I really get it.
So Thanksgiving this year was good. You?
We had ten adults and one little--Lovie. My in-laws, my mom, my sister all came over. I took Wednesday off from work to try to clean and prep a bit. Yeah, there's just never enough time in the day.
The food was good as was the company. It was the first Thanksgiving without Oma so there was that. But it was, overall, a really nice day.
And now the real fun begins: Christmas and Lovie's birthday and New Year's.
We got the tree up and most decorations on Friday, and Christopher Pop-in-kins came to visit on Saturday.
I love it. We all do.
Gifts have all been pretty much ordered, just need to wrap. And bake. And bake some more. And package baked goods. Ack, there's just never enough time in the day.
I'm a little stressed about Christmas Eve. It's always been ... ALWAYS ... about my mom's side of the family. Particularly Oma (and Ota). ALWAYS. Then the past two years, we've visited much earlier in the day on Christmas Eve or the weekend before, and have had my dad over Christmas Eve night. And last year my nephew and niece came, too.
Christmas Day then is spent alone at home in the morning and then we make our way to Taye's parents house.
But this year... this year, again, there's a big change. There's no Oma. I can't have my mom spend Christmas Eve alone. I could invite her over but then my dad won't come. So then he spends Christmas Eve alone?
I just don't know what to do to appease these people sometimes.
There's just never enough time in the day to figure it all out.