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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The holidays have been very stressful in the past as they are for most people. This year was amazing. I didn't shop for any of the boys. I gave them money in a nicely decorated envelope ( decorated by yours truely). They loved it! It helps that they're all teenagers now. We had a nice family dinner, played Uno, watched television and talked. I cooked lasagna, one for the meat eaters and a delicious spinach and kale one for me, garlic bread and a salad. Very low maintenance, but satisfying. Because I have lupus I have to destress ( is that a word). Fighting crowds and giving disappointing gifts that have to be returned because it's the wrong size, not the right style or they have it already is not my idea of fun. Give the gift of money and family. Makes my life easier. I was able to sit back in front of the fire, warm and cozy, with a cup of herbal tea and watch the holiday cartoons. I haven't done that in years without having to worry about what I had forgotten or what was left to be done.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!!!