Today was the first day of my Christmas vacation. I am off through the 26th, which is great... a nice 6 day weekend. Of course, time will fly, but I will try to make the best of it... Maybe it won't stack with the rest of the holiday blurs.
Anyway, since I had the time, I went down to see my Mom and Dad today and with intention of helping Mom out with a few things... We went to the store, and picked up things she needed for our upcoming Christmas Dinner, I tried to get a few things myself, but I am not good at shopping. The crowds and the lines and just the stores themselves give me The Willies.
I enjoyed spending some time with her, after the store we stopped off and had some fish, which is one of her favorite things to eat. Had to admit I was a bit peckish myself, so fish sounded good. (Catfish to be exact). Took Dad home a plate (shrimp is his seafood of choice). And I gave them a preview of the family-photo slideshow/DVD movie that I prepared for Christmas... I wanted to see what they thought of it first... I got good feedback... I think it's really going to be something my family enjoys and hopefully will cherish... it includes alot of photos from our family's beginnings up until the present time with the great-grandchildren (my great neices and nephews)... I put in a good amount of work on it... but it was a labor of love.
I'm looking forward to Christmas a little more now, and am feeling some relief... maybe it will spark up a bit of magic after all.
Speaking of magic, it doesn't get anymore enchanted than the 'baby Aunt Jackie' riding on her Inchworm in the kitchen, Mom in the background looking on (probably wondering how the inchworm is supporting my fat little legs and isn't buckling underneath me) haha... j/k. Well, I don't know, now that I look again, the Inch Worm does have a look of fear and pain on his face.