At last, Christmas is but a few short days away! The presents are bought and wrapped, the tree is decorated, and at last some down time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Nathan has been surprisingly helpful this year. We have both done our fair share of wrapping presents which is amazing! Nathan asks me all the time why we have to wrap something just to have it torn apart and the paper thrown in the garbage. The only answer I have for him is "because" which inevitably leads to the argument, "because why?" Took which I promptly respond just help me wrap.
The house is decorated to the point that Nathan isn't throwing up when he looks at it. In all fairness however, we reach that point approximately 2.5 seconds after he moves the end table so I can put the Christmas tree in its place. We are still working on our compromise for the holiday decorations. If Nathan gets his way (and he won't) we will not even have a Christmas tree. This caused a slight argument this year. Actually it was more me getting mad and telling him to get out and him asking me why I was mad. This happens more frequently than I care to admit sometimes. This one was caused by Nathan telling our dog Panzer that he couldn't hold him because he had to help me make our house look like a circus. Now for those of you who haven't seen my decorations, they are done quite tastefully (Nathan, zip it!)
I don't go to excess but it would appear that anything more than a holiday wreath on the door is to much. Oh well, it is a battle that has been won this year and waits to be fought next year (again).
I am looking forward to Christmas Eve. We will be at Nathan's parents house. They have a tradition that the Baby Jesus in the nativity set they own is not placed in the manger until after the Christmas story is read on Christmas Eve. Christmas day will be spent with my family. It will be a bigger Christmas gathering than we have had in several years. This mostly due to the fact that my brother-in-law and nephew are here. Plus I have a good friend who will be by herself on Christmas so we have invited her over as well. The only ones left out will be Madison and Panzer. I have already informed Madison that when she can be nice she can come. We are still waiting for that blessed event to happen!
Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope that in this season of love and sharing, you each have peace, happiness, and the love of friends and family to inspire you for the coming year!