Last weekend we celebrated at my daughter’s in northern Minnesota. All four of the grandchildren, two of my three children and a son-in-law were together. We had a great weekend. I now have a heated cushion for my car, jewelry to wear and am supplied with wipes for hands and glassed for quite awhile. Yes, I asked for these. My daughter and son-in-law made a terrific dinner. The best gift of all was being together with all of these family members and getting lots of hugs.
Christmas Eve was to be at my oldest son’s but since early on Christmas Eve morning I have had the seasonal flu. Ironically, I had to cancel my 9 a.m. appointment that day for my flu shots! The clinic finally has the vaccines.
I had thought this Christmas would be a tough one since it would be the first one without either of my parents. Instead I slept through most of it. My sister, Linda, and I commented on how much we missed Dad’s Christmas morning phone call from him.
I hope you were able to have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas Eve and Day. Don’t forget that there are 12 days of Christmas! The Stuart family will be having a big celebration on January 2nd.
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