Happy Christmas

I would like to take a few minutes and wish every a Happy Holiday Season. I know it’s 11 p.m. on Christmas night but I’ve been busy and hey, we still have a few holidays left in the official season anyway. I hope your Thanksgiving and Christmas was filled with love and joy. I hope you all gave and received everything you wished for.

I really got a lot of super wonderful gifts this year. Everyone just really nailed it and I’m in awe. I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. These are my people, the ones who just “get” me. The most important gift I received for Christmas was one I always cherish from my husband, it was the gift of time.

You see, my babe works like a madman. I miss him constantly and I love him beyond measure. He is not just my husband but he’s my best friend, my confidant, my anti-depressant. He’s worked 60 days straight since we got back from vacation in October, not a single day off. Not all of this is on him, his company had some layoffs and to make up for manpower, the remaining crews are forced to work 7 days a week nonstop. On the wild weekend that the crew has a weekend off, he does step up and work overtime. Sometimes he does it to better our lives in financial ways, but a lot of times he does it so that other people at his plant don’t have to come in and miss their families.

When we agreed to get married we made a deal. We promised to support each other always in all things as long as it didn’t cause physical harm to either of us. I’ve always known he was a workaholic. It’s not a bad thing. His work ethic made me free to be able to do things I love. I was always able to work in positions that made me truly happy. It’s rare to get that opportunity in this life and he gave that to me before I retired. I will always be grateful. I will never complain when he works long hours, days on end.

We have a joke we tell people. We tell them that when we met my first thought was “this man works hard and will take care of me” and he tells people his first thought was “wow, she has an amazing set of tits”. It’s a joke but it’s not far off for our first impressions.

So, the most special gift I got from my husband was his time. He spent his entire weekend off with me. We had breakfast one day and then went to the movies. I made him dinner Saturday and we binge watched a new show on Netflix called The OA. It was freaky but really great, it made me cry the final episode and he didn’t make fun of me. He’s really, really the best.

I’d like to think that I gave equally as wonderful gifts as I received but that’s not really up to me. It’s not mine to wear. I do try though to really do good things, meaningful things for those I love.

All in all, Christmas Eve was pretty cool. I cooked really early and just stored everything for when we would be ready to eat.  My boy came over and did some baking 🙂 he and I went to Dave and Jen’s family Christmas party. When I came home I took a much needed nap much to my husbands delighted laughter. I did get to talk to both of my brothers and my baby girl Boo throughout the day. Took a nap while waiting for Santa.

Today, I went to visit my younger brother and his family and had some good laughs. The boys stopped by and ate some yummy vittles late in the evening, I packed my honey’s lunch since he’s working a double tonight, and now I’m writing and icing my poor puppies back. He has a pulled muscle and I haven’t been able to get him healed up. I’m going to work hard this week to make him feel better.

It’s been a busy weekend but I’m thankful, I’m hopeful, and I’m happy.


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