Thursday, December 26, 2013

the Returns

It's the "day after".

Time to return those unwanted gifts, should there be any that didn't fit or you won't ever use.

710 and I are fairly good at giving that there are little to no returns, but there might be one. Possibly. And my parents gave me a dress shirt that might be too big in the neck, but the thought of returning it seems like a form of Hell, so I might just wear it when I don't have to button the top collar. We'll see.

Our holiday was uneventful - which is just how we like it. Dinner at my parents on the 24th to celebrate both my parent's birthday as well as one of my brothers in law. And any gift giving to the kids happens too - leaving everyone free for our / their own day on the 25th, should they choose to celebrate.

710 got this killer ornament this year (see title image) - from yours truly. I fear now I'm on some Etsy mailing list, of which I'll never get myself off, but it might be worth it.

Dinner anymore on the 24th are appetizers, as a sit-down meal seems like a futile effort and this way my mother doesn't have to feel like she has to prepare everything and slave away. Everybody brings one thing (though some brought two) and there is always more food than can possibly be eaten - since the little kids barely touch a thing that isn't sugar.

Yesterday was sleeping in late (08:00!!!!), and like a Hobbit, I had second breakfast. My usual Cap'n Crunch when I got up and then we made bacon and eggs mid-morning. Bagels were purchased, but we'll be eating those before I head to yoga this morning. (Hey, I gotta work off the food and booze!)

While we had a nice day, we loved watching Petey. Sure at his old house he always got a bone, but he wasn't allowed in the room that had the tree. He was with us, digging his nose into the gift bags and stealing his bones before they were given to him. He went into full canine mode, taking them into the dining room where no one was to do whatever a dog does with them, then desperately wanted to go outside with them.  Silly dog. No one is taking them, they are his.

The plan to see that Meryl Streep movie was thwarted. Yes, it opened today, but not in every city and Cleveburgh was not one of them. It opens in mid-January here. I guess I'll wait, but it might thwart the 12 movie thing this year. We might get in 11.

Well, I hope everyone had a good holiday.

Song by: Rickie Lee Jones


anne marie in philly said...

the ornament is nice.

we had indian food, a nap, and 2 movies from our DVD collection yesterday. modest gifts were exchanged, no returns necessary.

Anonymous said...

That's great! Custome made - very nice ad very thoughtful.

Ur-spo said...

it all sounds splendid.