The Aftermath

Christmas is over – are you still in a food coma?

I can’t remember the last time I ate so much food. And it was all delicious! I had so many things I wanted to include in this post, but since I promised myself to take a break yesterday, I have forgotten almost all of them.

I do hope that everyone had a nice relaxing day yesterday with friends and family, in whatever way that you celebrate the holiday. Our day here only had one small variation to our regular routine: my dad had to go to church. He runs the slides with the words for all the songs, and he had to be there or else there wouldn’t have been any music. I was kind of surprised that my parent’s church had a service. They completely side-lined any suggestions for a Christmas pageant this year (a royal uproar in this house since my mom had submitted a very well thought out program) yet they still had a service on Christmas day.

The Christmas Eve service was really well done. The only part that made me uncomfortable was at the end when trying to get out of the church. I was in the line of fire for almost everyone I didn’t want to see, but the ones I did want to see were on the other side of the crowd so it was unavoidable. For some reason, my parents’ pastor decided that instead of just a regular “shake hand and let go” he had to hold my hand the entire time we were talking…Then, of course, it was a hug from my mom’s friend who tried to force me into having a date with her grandson, who eventually married a close childhood friend of mine. Have I told you guys that story yet? Someone let me know if I haven’t and I will delight you all.

But it’s a small price to pay to see my mom happy. She loves when both my brother and I are in town and at church with them. I don’t think I’ve been to a church service in almost 2 years (seriously, it’s actually something that is heavy on my mind). And something that I will try to remedy in the New Year.

Then it was just Christmas as usual. Once again my brother gave me a board game (Scrabble this year) with the comment “board games: tearing families apart since the dawn of time”. It’s true though haha we argued over rules one round into the game! But Scrabble is one of my favourites so it’s all good!

I hope you all are enjoying the extra time with your families!

 

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