Our day was most pleasant. We started it with the Shepherd's Mass followed by ham on toast for breakfast. I then got stuck into cooking our lunch.
Everything came to a halt at 11am so that we could go visit & drink a glass of champers with my Aunt and her family. It was nice.
Then, back at Castle Bliss, the oven went back on, The Living Doll & her partner and The Crown Princess & His Fair Lady arrived, and we soon sat down to a wonderful spread of turkey, ham, assorted veges followed by caramel tart, cherry topped cheesecake, homemade white rocky road, champagne and lots of love and laughter.
That was our day. It was quieter than some, but marvelous all the same. We did a big family event on Sunday with my sisters (should I call them the Drama Queen Quintet? - they are a lovely group of women), their families, the Crown Princess & Her Consort and the others above (sadly, the Cadet Princess was in Townsville).
The MOTH & I stumbled tiredly but happily into bed about 10pm last night, very pleased with the day. If I had died during the night last night, I'd have died the happiest I've ever been. Great, huh? I'm relieved to report, I'm still alive and still very happy this morning. Chuckle.
During the day, we had several phone calls from various my absent off-spring, but not a sound, card or gift (nor a thank you) from the MOTH's boys. Paul hasn't heard from them in months (no Father's Day, no Birthday, no Christmas Day, no thank-you for various birthday or christmas gifts either). It's sad.
Having said that we've had no contact, we're thinking of changing the date of our April 2010 holiday (the one celebrating my 50th birthday that 'clashes' with the MOTH's eldest son's wedding) to June 2010. It's the best we can do. I'm not happy about it, but will be gracious about it for the sake of family peace. I'm relying on The MOTH's mother's phone network (you know mothers-in-law) to make sure the message reaches the boys.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the Christmas season.
It's time to start thinking about a new year's resolution list. This year's was pretty successful (stop smoking, lose weight, get fitter). It's nice to have some wins.
Love, happiness & laughter to one and all,