Day 3 in my PJs. I LOVE this quiet Christmas season. Just what the doctor ordered.
Rebel's dog is making me a tad crazy but other than that... it's been nice.
Rebel Junior seemed pretty content. We had turkey for dinner. I cooked a turkey breast and as it cooked I realized there wasn't going to be any juice to make gravy. THAT was a little odd. We had sour cream with the perogies and cranberry sauce but no gravy for the stuffing - this was not right. I could have used some of the broth I always have handy but RJ said not to worry about it - so I didn't. We had caesar salad instead of the coleslaw that XSU always insisted upon and that was quite yummy. I allowed RJ to have a rum cooler with her dinner - YES I did! In the wine glasses no less! She had about half and decided she didn't want any more. I don't know who was more surprised... her or me.
I may do the same on New Year's Day. I have already decided to cook a ham and make scalloped potatoes for dinner since everyone will be back, May be we'll have a few odds and orphans around too. Will see what transpires. More perogies to make probably too!
Boxing Day was freezing rain. There was no way I was going to hit the stores. RJ was not impressed. Her godmother sent her $50 and she was all geared up to head to the mall. She wouldn't take a bus and I wasn't about to chip the ice off the car and slide to the mall. Getting home uphill would have been tricky. So instead she decided to go to a friend's at the opposite end of the city and stay there for a few days. Okay fine.
Today - day 3 in PJs and I hear the Rebel's BF clattering around doing the housecleaning. I am staying out of his way. I think I will get up and put real clothes on and go and chip away the slush now that the weather has warmed up and the ice is melting everywhere. I still have two more days off and today is Sunday so I am not going to do too too much. Maybe read a book and drink some wine next to the Christmas tree.
So a first Christmas in a new way. Next December I`ll have to remember the quiet and tranquil time we had and not feel stressed about what will happen or how, and perhaps it will help me get it together a whole lot earlier. Though I say that every year. And every year, things have a way of working the way they are supposed to.