This is going to sound terrible, but it’s true. We have no family here, so usually we’re on our own during the Holidays. As we loathe Holiday traveling, we almost always stay put. This year, we invited some friends over for Christmas dinner, and as a result, not only is the house cleaner, the food was also amazing (okay, that part is not so different), and the human interaction was joyous and fun, as spirits soared high and merry. More really is merrier! We all had a blast – after a near bout with food coma, we played Cards Against Humanity, which never fails to elicit giggles and guffaws. The year that passed has been a bit rough on both our families, and we’ve both lost loved ones. Getting together and binging on food, drink and game-induced vulgarities was the perfect way to deal with Christmas. Our friends just left, and I’m sitting here feeling pretty good about our day. Some other friends are still here, one new, and the others older:
Last but not least, the two little birds at the top of this post were part of the packaging of a wedding gift received 20 years ago from another very dear friend (who sadly lives far away from us). We saved them, and now they preside over the festivities every year, this year from the comfort of a tree branch of the Christmas Tree. I hope you too, had a Christmas (or whatever your holiday of choice is) full of friends, laughter, and happy memories!