The kids and grandkids have begun their journey back home and the silence in this house is deafening. Wow.
Christmas was quite enjoyable. Tim is known to pack bricks in a large box to disguise a small gift, so I am always on the look out for suspicious packages. Well, this year he got me. The huge box I was sure was bricks turned out to be a bread machine that I had dreamed of owning. It has a “Gluten Free” setting and my Doctor highly recommended it. However, the price tag was way over my comfort zone. I never thought I’d be so excited about a bread machine, but when you live without bread, (my favorite food) things change in a hurry.
Did I mention that it also makes jam, cake, and even meatloaf??????? Seriously.
Then, again he got me. There was a small box that was quite heavy which turned out to be ammo! Gotta love that guy :) Another, that I thought must be a 2013 calendar turned out to be a package of paper targets. How thoughtful! I can’t wait to use them.
There was also some fabulous perfume and a cast iron pot I had been wanting for several years but had been too cheap to buy it.
We had 10 for dinner and it turned out wonderful. There has been a great deal of turmoil in our lives the past several years and this Christmas was so filled with peace and love that I never wanted the day to end. Much of the feelings still linger. Maybe, if I put my mind to it, I can hang on to that peace for the rest of the year. Worth a try :)
I hope you all had a peace filled Christmas.