We did not host christmas day this year. It is a while since we have done it. It is a while since we have done anything here. Our aim as we age is to reduce stress, and we not doing badly at that at all. Don't come and all will be well.
There was the usual, 'who is doing christmas this year?' R volunteered, but Mother wasn't keen. Bless her.
First niece suggested if no one would, she would do it at her place in Sommerville. Later she changed to doing it at Tradie's Brother's house, her dad, at Langwarrin. Then second niece was enlisted to help.
Between them, they got it together and even though meat was carted from Tooradin to Langwarrin to Sommerville and back to Langwarrin, being cooked a little bit in each place along the way, it was a great christmas dinner. Sister made the christmas pud, and they came across on the very expensive ferry from The Bellarine.
We were comprised of R and myself, Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo, oldest niece who's partner was at his own family gathering, middle niece and her Kiwi partner and his best friend who had no where to go for christmas, Tradie Brother of course, Mother and ABI Brother, and non dreaded nephew. It was just so wonderful for us to be all together, but missing ex Sis in Law.
Nephew, just been employed by DSE as a firefighter. First niece, by June she will be a qualified teacher. Second niece, just gained a permanent position with the local council as a looker after of council parks etc. She is about to get a truck driving license.
Third niece, Little Jo, held 200 people entranced by her performance at
the kindergarten break up. She starts school next year and as charming
and clever is she is now, I miss my old somewhat younger Little Jo. We saw her on dvd performing at the breakup.
Pinata?", I queried.
Well, that is christmas done for another year.