We had a lovely Christmas this year, with all the family gathered at our house, but one that was not too hectic, which I loved. We did not open presents until the afternoon when my son and his wife arrived, so the morning was peaceful and quiet. And the tree was surrounded by wrapped presents.
My husband surprised me with something that I’ve been wanting for a while — a place to securely store my computer files, someplace in the cloud, where my precious “stuff” will never be lost. He found a product that backs up the computer automatically, so I don’t even have to think about it. It is a loving support of my writing and I’m thrilled with the gift.
My son and daughter added to my Butterfly Meadow dinnerware. Remember last year? My big present from my husband was a set of Butterfly Meadow dishes to which I’ve been happily adding all year. Two of the frivolous items were what my son and daughter got me for this Christmas. A set of Butterfly Meadow measuring cups and a utensil crock.
Dinner was at our house. My sisters, my brother in law, and niece joined us. And special this year was also having my cousin and his girlfriend come. We’d reconnected with him when he came to the Turn The Page booksigning, but before that it had been about ten years.
My sister brought the turkey and that made all the difference to me. That may have been my favorite gift of all, because it is making the turkey and trying to get all the other food to coordinate that gives me the most stress. This Christmas was stress-free and as happy as I could imagine.
How was yours?
(We don’t yet have our Grand Prize winner for the Harlequin Historical Authors Holiday Giveaway but it should be announced soon!)