This is a very small Christmas for us this year. We're picking up my brother on Sunday, so tonight and tomorrow it's just me, my mother, and my sister. And by democratic decision, we are not doing presents this year, so it's even smaller!
But this doesn't mean we don't have Christmas! Tonight we have Christmas movies, Scrabble, brownies, and decorating our teensy Christmas Tree.
And tomorrow we're having pancake breakfast, watching It's a Wonderful Life at the Belcourt Theatre (and maybe also "I Love You, Phillip Morris"), a ham Christmas dinner, spiked egg nog, and more Christmas movies and games.
So, all isn't lost when you ditch the presents. :)
Gotta say, though, I'm a little irritated at my brother. We told him that we'd decided to lose the present this year, and he called the other day to say that he had presents for all of us. On the one hand, I'm proud he has actually purchased presents this year with his own money and without one of us there to tell him what to buy. On the other hand, I'm mad he completely ignored our request for "No Presents!"
Well, it's tough cookies for him! He's getting his birthday present and nothing extra!
Besides Christmas festivities, I achieved something spectacular today. I did something I've never done before!
I cleaned the refrigerator.