Merry Christmas

I’m home by myself for a little bit while C goes with a friend to pick up the friend’s daughter.  All the cats are asleep, I’ve made oatmeal cookies, and I’m catching up on ze frank.

We didn’t decorate, but we did indulge in our favorite holiday tradition over the weekend: watching Lord of the Rings. 🙂  Meanwhile, C drew game maps and I made a couple of pairs of earrings, for the first time in a long time.

We aren’t having Christmas dinner here either, instead going up to visit said friends, bringing cookies and presents.  For years we’ve had struggles over what to do for the holidays, and I think it’s finally settled out into something we can both be happy with.  Not too much stress, and we make the most of enjoying our time instead of trying to meet some crazy standard.

For each other, we splurged on two things: books & Legos.  A few weeks ago we went with friends to the Lego store in Bellevue; we still have some kits left to put together from that, plus we’ll be attempting to build a model of our own house. Then, later, we went to Half Price Books, where we stocked up on home improvement books for both of us, tech books for me, and video games for C.

Even with last weekend’s power outage and my cold, I think this may qualify as the best Christmas ever.

I hope you are enjoying the same.