The Day After
December 26, 2015 7:22am CST
I must say that I had a very nice Christmas day with my daughter, her father (my ex), and her two children. We all got some nice gifts. But for me, the best gift of all was having my grandson here. For two years, he'd been living up north in Madawaska with his father. He moved back down here last summer, and it looks like he plans on staying down here awhile. Maine is a large state, and when you live at the other end of it, it's a day's drive here and back. So it's not something that happens often, which is why his being here with us now is so wonderful. When they left yesterday, I cleaned up and still have a few gifts to unpack and put where I want them. I've already taken down what few decorations I had, which is what I always do. I've never liked seeing a tree stripped of its gifts, as that makes me sad. And even though all I had was a small foil tree, it just looked too lonely standing there with nothing around it, so it is packed away for next year. I like the feeling of returning to normal after Christmas. It's a relief and cleans my mental slate so that I can start thinking of other things again besides shopping and buying gifts. (Public Domain Image)
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• Momence, Illinois
26 Dec 15
How wonderful you got to see you grandson. How old is he? I don't have grandchildren yet but do so enjoy my sister's grandchildren. I see them quite often as they only live 6 miles from me. My sister lives about 25 miles from them but sees them often as well.
26 Dec 15
I'm glad that you had such a heart-warming Christmas Day, that sounds so sweet! I can relate to you with the mental hangover, I feel that way too. I just want to veg and move slowly and eat less today. Sadly, I do have to go into work for 5 hours, so my mental abilities will be tested I'm afraid.