What better way to enjoy the day after Christmas than this?? Sitting with a cup of joe, feet up, still enjoying the lights from the Christmas tree and remembering yesterday...pretty close to perfect.
It snowed last night so there is fresh powder to enjoy....
Yesterday, Christmas, was perhaps one of the most unusual, but by far it will rank right up there as one of the most memorable ones I have ever had. What with half of my family in other states, my sweetie in a nursing home, it was just me and my grandgirls spending some precious time together. With Bailey and her work schedule and Brie away at college it is rare that I get to spend cherished time with both of them together.
We began our day sitting and drinking coffee (I bought some creamer made by Bailey's, ya know those Bailey's Irish Cream people called White Chocolate with Raspberry Swirl, makes the coffee taste like a dessert)...it's so fun sharing a cup with them. It's still hard for me to grasp that they are both adults...Bailey is 23 and Brie will be 21 in just a couple of months. Hot chocolate was always the drink of choice, now it's coffee.
Then it was picture taking time....them
then me...(and Cinder)
If I were a normal Gramma, I would have gone grocery shopping the day before and bought something scrumptious to eat on Christmas day....however, I didn't, thought it would be fun to have lunch out somewhere before going to the movies. Do you think we could find anything open on Christmas day except Indian or Chinese Restaurants??? Absolutely not. Now I completely understand why nothing was open but it was hard to convince our stomachs that it was Christmas Day and all the restaurant employees were home enjoying Christmas with their families. Good ole' Ronald McDonald came through, so we were toasting Christmas inside McDonald's (along with a few others) with burgers and fries. I still giggle thinking about Christmas Dinner at McDonald's.
Then off to the movies....we saw, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, "Saving Mr. Banks"...the story of P. L. Travers the author of "Mary Poppins" and Walt Disney's struggle with her to bring her book to the movie screen. She was a pip and supremely acted by Emma Thompson with Tom Hanks portraying Walt Disney. Great story, great performances....put that on your list of "must sees". And by the way, there are 100's of people that go to the movies on Christmas Day...the theater was completely sold out.
After that total enjoyment, we visited with my sweetie. He was in great spirits, smiled, talked, even managed an "I love you" which was gift enough for me on this Christmas day.
One more stop at the house for a quick glass of wine (no worries, I buy the screw top flavored with sweetness kind, Moscato, which probably has about 3% alchohol) so we ended up calling this the 3 M day....McDonald's, Movie, and Moscato.
A beautiful day spent with those I love dearly. And I still have Christmas to look forward to. Sunday is our "family" day to celebrate. I hope you had a day as wonderful as mine!!
Joining Kim for...
"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." ~ Franklin P. Jones
Until next time....