It's half over!

@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
December 25, 2012 7:18am CST
Last night was Christmas Eve and my son and his little family came over for a late dinner and opening of some presents. We had a great time and I enjoyed being with my 10 month old grandson who I seldom see. Since this is his first Christmas of course he was more interested in the wrapping than the gift. I got him mostly clothes that he needed and one toy. His parents of course bought him a lot of toys that he will open this morning at home. Now I'm going to their house this afternoon for dinner and I'm so excited about seeing my grandson again! So, Christmas 2012 is just about over after all the buying, wrapping and listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies. Tomorrow will be just another day and I have an appointment tomorrow and another one on Friday. Now comes New Years and that never was a big deal to me until my Mom passed away New Years Day 5 years ago. I don't know what my kids are doing but it's not normally a time we get together and that's ok with me. I have to take down the few decorations I put up and of course my tree. How has your Christmas been for you and yours? Are you as happy that it's over as I am?
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@maezee (27851)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Yay! I am kind of happy but sad at the same time. I didn't spend as much as I wanted to on people, and I feel like the night was kind of anticlimactic. But I did have a good time. Now New Years is right around the corner, and that freaks me out! That means I am getting older -- and with 2013 right around the corner -- I will thus have to make some very good new years resolutions!!
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I felt the same way last night....happy but sad that I couldn't have given my kids more for Christmas. Yup, another year and another year older! I never keep my resolutions so I don't even bother making them. I have things in my mind that I want to do so I will try to do them....if not in 2013 then in 2014!
• United States
25 Dec 12
It's wonderful that you had a good Christmas Eve gathering with your son and his family. I'm thinking of having a New Year's Eve feast for the secular new year. Mostly, I just want an excuse to cook a large meal, and that seems like a good enough excuse.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I'm always looking for reasons to cook for my family. I hate cooking for myself and sometimes just have a bowl of cereal.
@dodoazo (11269)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
I thought it was a good get together with your grandson today. Wasn't it? The dinner? Are you full? I think so for there are still foods remaining after Christmas Eve.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Yes, it was awesome spending time with my grandson. I have so much food left over and will have more after dinner today. I won't have to worry about food for a week.
@artemeis (4023)
• China
26 Dec 12
As a Chinese, we do not celebrate Christmas but we have Christians who observes the customs of this day where they will attend church services and have exchange of gifts in their community and homes. So, most of us are all working in our workplaces. The children and the younger generations have caught a little novelty of this day which they will go about exchanging gifts in school while the young dating couples will take this opportunity to go out on a special date - shopping, have a nice dinner or some will even take the opportunity to pop the question to have and to hold. For my family, I would say that we had a normal day until my husband called from work and suggested that we go out for a buffet dinner at one of the hotels in the city downtown. It was a day I was relieved from the kitchen and washing the dishes. The big holidays we observe are the Mid Autumn Festival and the Lunar New Year which is equivalent to your Thanksgiving and Christmas Day holidays respectively. FYI, the Lunar New Year will be taking place in February 9th to 10th next year.
@deiusz (194)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 12
i believe you'r so happy now and have a great and wonderful christmas day this year on 2012, i think your christmas day is perfect day. Starting when christmas eve and waiting for new year right to complete your perfect holiday. It's great for you and your grandson to know you better that you'r really with him, but do not over-indulge him, that's not good for him.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I can just imagine you playing with your ten month old grandson. Very sweet. They are such a joy and I am so happy I will be able to see my grandson more often now that my daughter and her husband have moved back home. We haven't celebrated Christmas yet, we're still waiting for the family to arrive. I did let the kids open one gift from me earlier this morning, it wasn't fair to make them wait until everyone got here to open their gifts. We never really do anything for the New Years either. Stay home and stay safe. I am not sure when my Mom will take down her village, but I'll probably take the tree down in a couple of days.