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Our Christmas will be quiet, but extended. Christmas Eve and Christmas day will mean only myself, my husband, my sister and the cats. And that's just fine.
But this Saturday, we cross the street to our friends, the Raju's. They do sweet things for us all the time...like using their Bobcat to plow our driveway. And Tara makes the very BEST rice pudding...just for me. They have nooooo idea how much we appreciate them. And they have no idea that we bought small thank you gifts...NOT Christmas presents, right?
Uncle Arnie will show up for a Christmas drink...We don't know when, but it won't be on Tuesday or Wednesday because as much as he loves us, he hates Christmas fanfare more.
Our best friend Darci is going home for the first time in years, so our dinner and gift exchange will have to wait.
We're expecting friends travelling from British Columbia and The North West Territories, but again, we don't know when. It's a LONG drive for Colleen from the island and a LONG flight from up north for Doug.
This just in...Roxy is coming over Christmas Eve! Yaaaay!
Christmases around here have long become less about the actual day with the gifts and food and more about the time spent with those we care about.
I'm pretty excited. And I hope you are too. I'm hoping your holidays are filled with happiness and love.