I'll just say outright that this wasn't the best Christmas season for me. It was busy and stressful because of a few different things that were going on, and it went by quickly. There wasn't as much downtime as I usually like to have in December. We missed two church Christmas events that I was looking forward to going to, the first because of slippery roads and the second because of Bentwood's emergency. There was hardly any snow in December and it wasn't a white Christmas. I missed going to things like The Nutcracker and holiday orchestra concerts, which we used to do every year but now haven't done in years.
Listen to me, what a pessimist I sound like! In spite of all of that, I still very much enjoyed and appreciated the wonderful season of Christmas, my favorite time of the year. And Christmas weekend itself was pleasant, quiet, and peaceful. My last few Christmases have been unusual because of the divorce process (which still isn't over 😭), but I think I've adjusted pretty well to my new normal. And Christmas will always be Christmas, no matter what. No matter what else happens in life, Christmas itself doesn't change...just like its namesake!
We had a Christmas Eve brunch at my house, but Covid hit my sister and my niece and not everyone else could go, so it was a quiet brunch with just me, my mom, the boys, and Nate and Kat.