A Mellow Christmas

by Jay on December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas, all!  December 26, and the year is almost over — hard to believe.  My mom always said that time seemed to go faster as she got older and now I know exactly what she means.

Christmas was good.  For the first year in the 20 years that I’ve been with M., we didn’t go to my parents house.  My mother becomes excessively sentimental around Christmas, and our dinners inevitably degenerate into teary reminiscences about past Christmases at her parents’ house.  Somehow her memories are always of these wonderful,  perfect get-togethers where everyone was so happy, and she uses them to highlight how awful Christmases are for her today. My memories of Christmases at her house are of vicious arguments and hurt feelings, and grudges carried from year to year, but I try not to bring that up.

So at any rate, instead of enduring another miserable, emotional Christmas, we cooked and ate all day long.  We thought about going to the Unitarian church in Brooklyn Heights for the morning service, and to Chinatown for dinner, but nothing seemed better than relaxing at home, so that’s exactly what we did.

One of my New Years resolutions is to simplify my life, and another is to not be pulled into doing things that I don’t want to do. More on that soon.  This Christmas  turned out to be a good testing ground for both of those resolutions.  Now I can start working on my diet!

I’m taking the next week off from work, so hope to catch up on my blogging.  It’s been great catching up on my favorite blogs!

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Paul December 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Merry Christmas, I hope your New Year’s resolutions come true.

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