Saturday, December 26, 2015

Lived through another one. Ho Ho (6WS)

Six kids under the age of three,  two trees,  16 adults of varying ages,  one dog.  And if a partridge had appeared in the living room no one would have been even mildly surprised.  "Somebody wanna get the Pear Tree out? The Partridge just flew in..."

The magic words are,  Someone else's  house, dinner, responsibility.   Yes indeed.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoyed some of that time. :-)

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  2. You do make me smile! It's a lifelong dream, Christmas at someone else's house :) Well, since Mam died anyway, and 25 years seems like a lifetime sometimes. Very best wishes to you for 2016. Glad you survived another :)

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  3. Oh I enjoyed all of it, seeing as how "somebody else's house, dinner, and responsibility" were involved. It's not something I'd want to be plunk in the middle of every week, but the two of us are in the interesting position of having utterly no responsiblity for any of it. They're good people, the kids are very cool, and they do up Christmas very nicely.

    I did Christmas and/or Thanksgiving for 30 years, and while I enjoyed the doing, I don't miss it.

    And we are now in the realm of "oldest relatives" which I found hysterically funny until I realized that means "oldest relatives".

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  4. Wishing you a very happy new year!

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  5. And to you, Tonya, and anyone else sailing through. New Year's is pretty quiet for us, no party, no Scary Drive home, no deciding not to go anywhere.

    We are, as a neighbor said of himself once, sociable without being social. Seems to cover the high places nicely with that.

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  6. We usually host the holidays, but this year someone else offered. It was bliss. Happy New Year!

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  7. Isnt it lovely to just mill about waiting for someone else to cook stuff? You nosh, they slice.
    One thing I did learn to do early on, is cook everything the day before, get the dishes done up, the table set. all I had to do on the big day was heat the peas and cook potatoes and warm everything in the oven or on the stove. =)

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