Yesterday Jimmy & I exchanged our Christmas gifts to each other just as the sun was rising in the morning sky. It was so peaceful and quiet here unlike what it had been like the day before on Christmas Day.
Jimmy & I had agreed that we would not be buying each other a Christmas gift because there is nothing that we need or want. We feel blessed by our bounty and have no where else to store any more stuff. I kept to the agreement and didn't buy him anything.....I made him a muffler/scarf to keep his neck, ears & shoulders warm during these cold wintry days, but we were both surprised by the fact that we each had the same thoughts of surprising each other with gifts the day after Christmas.
Today, neither of our gifts were very practical as we thought they would be for this time of year. It was 72 degrees today and so warm in the house that we had to turn off the heat. One of the presents that Jimmy gave me was a beautiful royal blue, very plush & warm robe that was much too warm to wear even as I got up this morning before sunrise.
I'm sure that this mild weather won't last for long, but since it was here, Jimmy took advantage of it and went for a ride. I stayed at home because I was trying to figure out why my cell phone wasn't bluetooth-ing my pictures to my new laptop. I never got the problem solved but it's no big deal and I'm not going to worry about it. One of my grandsons or my granddaughter Megan will show me how it's done. These kids know all of the tricks about computing.
Although I tried to send as many Christmas goodies home with the kids, I still have plenty of goodies left to eat. The kids mostly took the real food...the nutritious kind and I still have the chocolate & peanut butter fudges. They did take the extra loaves of Banana Nut Bread and some of their favorite cookies, the choking cookies.
They call them, "mom's choking cookies" because if you accidentally breathe in while eating one, you choke..it's the powdered sugar coating. They're a Christmas Tradition at our house and so far I'm the only one who has choked on that darn powdered sugar coating.
I'm watching "Third Rock from the Sun" right now and it's so silly that I think I've just added another eight years to my life. Life is good.