Sandi, wow it sounds like you and yours had a great Christmas. We did too it was awesome. But, we had a white Christmas and thats what also made it special. We do not have the white stuff for Christmas. My son-in-law says this is his first one. We got hit with rain, sleet and snow finally. It started around 10:00 AM yesterday morning and finally ended last night around the same time. Such a treat for us.
I did do alot of baking this year, first time in 7 yrs, boy am I ever out of shape, lol. I made 6 loaves of pumpkin bread, 3 tubes of iced cookies, buckeye candy, a pan of gingerbread for my son that smelled wonderful while baking. I did not get the peppermint bark candy made, ran out of time and was just too tired. I was up till 2:30 this morning still finishing up the baking and wrapping. I baked one other thing but too tired to remember, lol.
We had the tornado yesterday for a few hours and let him open nearly all of his gifts. I did keep a coupl of things back. That way he could actually sit down and play with the toys and not be so overwhelmed with so much stuff. His big gift from us was the Wii too. He loves that game and plays it at his other grandmother's and his aunt's house. He plays on the hardest level there is, lol. When I left over there tonight at 7:00 he was kicking his Dad's butt in a golf game!! We had that at his house to open as the very last gift. Had we not done it that way he would not have paid any attention to his other gifts.
We had quite a lunch today, spiral ham, smoked brisket, potato salad, baked beans, yams, green bean casserole, cole slaw, green salad, fresh fruit salad, deviled eggs, stuffed celery & plenty of sweets too.
I was so tired that after eating I found me a chair by the fire and my lights went out. I missed telling everyone bye, slept right thru that one, lol. Everyoe knew I had been operatin on little sleep so they let me sleep, I woke up at 7:00pm. So, I gathered up my stuff and came on home.
I was loading my car this morning on a driveway that was total ice. I went around the passenger side so I would be in the grass & snow. But, when I tried to get in my car to leave, I was trying to walk sideways to keep from slipping & sliding. I slid sideways down my driveway. I then tried grabbing onto the car and putting a foot under the car where there was no ice, finally got my door open & and grabbed the steering wheel so I could get in. It was a site to see too!!! The sun came out and now the roads are clear.
I sure hope your day was a low pain day. Mine could have been better in that dept but I was also exhausted.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.