We will be celebrating Christmas with Odysseus's parents tomorrow, and opening gifts with the kids on Christmas morning (though Odysseus works Christmas night). Weather permitting, we'll make a flying surprise visit to my mother's on Boxing Day, provided her sisters all go home on Christmas--otherwise, the visit will be put off (and also not previously announced).
Why yes, yes I am trying to avoid my aunts. One of them is a spineless wimp, and another is a bully--neither character trait is something I want modeled for my kids, especially not what happens when the bully lights into the wimp.
I haven't yet gotten my mother a Christmas present. I just don't know what to get for her. We haven't made it to the store for what we're going to get for my in-laws, either.
Last, but not least, we need to make a brief grocery run. We need to make cranberry relish (recipe here at bottom of post) for my in-laws, and I need to pick up a prescription refill.
I hate this time of year. I really, really do.
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