It feels like it's been so long since I've posted. A lot has happened.
The day after I posted, I went with Twinkle's class to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". The best part was when Santa, his sleigh and the reindeer ended the show by going around the middle aisle of the theatre right next to us and fake snow fell from the ceiling. The worst part was when one of Twinkle's classmates puked two rows in front of us right before the show started. Yikes.
The day after that, we went on our cruise to Cozumel with the in-laws. It was quite relaxing. It was also typical of time with the in-laws. Hubby asked his mother what her expectations were before we left. We had a fear that they would be very high and include spending time with them 24/7. She had 2 expectations: 1) seeing us at dinner every night, and 2) not babysitting either of the grandchildren. Hey - fine with me. So, when we saw her the first night at dinner, she was already babysitting hubby's 7 year old nephew. If I start thinking about it, it will drive me nuts. Suffice it to say, I don't know how hubby's 41 year old sister is still alive. Wait, yes I do. If she had to keep herself alive, she probably wouldn't be, but she's never gotten the chance. It's really 2 sided. She truly has never had the chance to fail. Literally. Even in college when she got 54 hours of F's, her parents continued to pay for her schooling (at a private school, no less). Fast forward to the present and hubby's mom is complaining about ..... fill in the blank.... but she really has a lot to do with the problem in the first place.
OK, I spent way too much time on that. The trip really was relaxing and Twinkle had a blast. Bottom line - a success.
We got back in time to finish shopping for Christmas. We had a great holiday. Santa came through for Twinkle. It was a "Dora Talking Christmas". We had a great time with my family and hubby's. It was wonderful to get to spend so much time with family.
Since then, we've done nothing. Twinkle and I have actually been playing video games for large parts of the last two days. Man, there's nothing like the holidays for sitting and doing the things you never get to do. Ahhh.