Posted 12/13/2018 2:38 PM (GMT -7)
Me again, double dipping.
I did not cook for Thanksgiving this year. Turkey and ham cold cuts, kaiser rolls, tomato, lettuce, potato chips, cranberry sauce...yep, that was our meal. While it was strange, it was a delight for me.
Easter had been a disaster...a fight between my daughter and me...over a mixer! Nope, not again.
I have a ham to make for Christmas...but I WILL have help with the potatoes, etc. this year. The least little reminder of Easter's difficulties will put an end to me cooking for the holidays...I'm too old for ridiculousness.
My children are old enough to pick up the reins.
When my grandson was small, we'd bake cookies and use the cut outs that were my mother's. Then, he and I would decorate the small tabletop tree. Well, he's 17 now and shows no interest in any of it. Sad.
My granddaughter's mother arranged to have her for EVERY Christmas. Perhaps, if I could have her here ahead of time, she and I might have some baking time when she's just a bit older...she's 2 now.
I used to put up quite a display outside. This year, the weather was dreadful and my back...well, I just can't. What goes up must come down...in January...in New Jersey. I do have some things up...just not what I used to do.
My parents didn't live long enough for us to 'take over'. My Mom used to be 'the spirit of the season'. It has not been the same since she's gone.
I'm letting go of what society thinks it's all about and keeping it simple.
We're having a mini family reunion this weekend. My sister is coming up from Florida with one of her daughters and a granddaughter. We'll be making a day trip to my brothers home. The drive each way will require meds...but I hope it's worth it...to be together for a joyous occasion this time.