Caught this one late, Tre, but I hope y’all’s Christmas went well! 😘
Deb & I spent Christmas in the home neighborhood this year. Both her parents are gone, my mother died a few months ago, my father is still not speaking to us because we “stole” his car (making for an awkward Christmas 2017) because he couldn’t drive… so what purpose to travel to Chicagoland? Deb confessed (“And you KNOW what I mean when I say this, Jackster!”) that not traveling during the holidays, not being on edge because of weather, not fretting about what to ship and what to pack, not missing out on local things because there was just no time… all that made it the best holiday time in years. (Bonus: our California niece and nephew came out to visit us for New Years.) Deb did a wonderful job decorating (“Because this year it’s for US!”) our home, and we visited local family on Christmas day while still sleeping in our own bed.
We might do this again next year! 😉