Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Day After Christmas

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday...we had a very nice peaceful day...woke up late and had a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs and ham/toast....I wistfully remember the Christmases when the kids would wake up early and run into our bedroom, wake us up and jump on our bed, pouring over their Christmas stockings.....their eyes big and excited voices showing us the treasures that Santa had brought them....
They knew they weren't allowed to go downstairs until everyone was up so we'd bundle up in our bathrobes and head down the stairs, they'd peer over the railing
to see all the packages under the tree.....
after they opened them, we'd get dressed and drive over to my mom's for breakfast...she'd always have a Christmas apron on, and her kitchen would smell of hot coffee....her sister spent the holiday with her, my aunt so if we were lucky, Aunt Alyce would make her wonderful pecan rolls for breakfast.....we have a video we shot one year and I cherish the happy scene of Mama giving our little Matthew his first big teddy bear....the bear was bigger than him and he carried it around with his chubby baby hands, falling on it and laughing.
Now the boys are teens, 16 and 19 (almost 20) and sleeping in is the norm....but they still want their stockings of course...not so many packages as when they were little and this being a very lean year just a few. Lots of laughter and we really had a nice day.....roast turkey with all the trimmings and two pies....ate too much..my brother called which was great..he and his family live in Ft. Worth, Texas...I hear from him about once a month or so....
We all feel a little tired this morning, and I woke up with a head cold or at least I think that's what it is.....didn't sleep well, kept waking up.....that kind of cold....lots of things to do today, boxes to break down, clean up, etc. but it will keep...Donny, our oldest went to work, he didn't want to go but did....he works for the Sun City K9 Dog Rescue full time......check the link on the left side to see the dog rescue, they can always use help, donations, etc. the owner is Elizabeth, who is 87 years old, she is an tiny amazing woman, tireless big spirit....
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