So remember how I mentioned that my brother was messing up everyone’s plans by ditching us and heading to North Dakota for Christmas? Well after 10 days of the good old Festivus tradition of Airing Of The Grievances, and all of the rest of us becoming resigned- nay, relieved- that they weren’t going to be here, a snow storm is forcing them to stay home.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha! *WHEEZE* *GASP* *CHOKE*
As my dad said to my brother: “Let me get this straight. You got everyone all riled up and now you are sticking to the original plan to begin with?”
Let’s not even get into the Limo Light Tour that my mom booked, and then filled my brother’s family’s seats for when he changed plans, only to now have waaaaaaaay more people than the limo can hold. Why hello Good Family Friends! Merry Christmas. And also? You can’t come on the limo with us! Bye!
Anyway, my niece had a slumber party with us last night, and after completing more things than even the military can before 8 AM, we decided to get out of the house with the kids for awhile. Because children? Can be slave drivers. (Among a long list of other things, we mixed, rolled out, baked, AND frosted a batch of sugar cookies- all before 8 AM!)
So my mom took the 5 grandkids to a “make your own stuffed animal”-type place, where we, ah, made our own stuffed animals. Mah girls, with their new toys:
The highlight for me was getting to spend some time with my little nephew. He’s edible. (You’ve been warned.):
I am also so very glad that we are already here, all snugged in for the long haul, if need be.
I have to say though, despite how this weather is effing up a lot of people’s plans, that is sure is beautiful. Truly, it’s a Winter Wonderland out there.
Hope all of you are getting yourselves settled someplace cozy. And that there are enough seats on your Limo Light Tour this holiday season!