All three of my children came home for this one, along with a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and a very nice girlfriend. We had a trim the tree party, we had a massive Christmas dinner (20 people, two tables, three ovens). We had a show-old-home-movies party. We did a lot of sitting up late around the fireplace, drinking, and telling stories. I put the last children on planes home Sunday.
It was a trying time for Stupid Beast. She is a fraidy cat, used to having the house to herself and just one trusted human (me) around. Having a house full of medium strangers, who petted her, and even picked her up, was hard for her to bear. I gotta word for you, cat. Get used to it.
Lotta drivers never did learn about dimming headlights. They come up behind you, hi beams full on shining in the rear window. PITA. I would click on my hi beams after they passed me in the rain. Just to let 'em know.
Today I did a bit of recovery. Ran a wash, washed the last dishes, vacuumed the living room, make up a bed with fresh sheets. made a dump run. Between the empty bottles, and the Christmas wrappings, and stuff, it filled up the trunk of the Buick. And when I got down there, the town dump was pretty full. Santa brought a lotta stuff to Franconia. The glass recycle bin was as full as I have ever seen it, all beer and wine bottles. Whiskey mostly comes in plastic bottles these days Merry Christmas.
Dunno if I have the energy to deal with New Years on Friday.