It’ll be a ‘fend for yourself’ Christmas at my house. My husband and two working sons will be on their own this year.
Sometimes our best memories come from unexpected situations. My stepdad needs a respite in looking after Mom, so I will be spending my entire Christmas Break in California. Taking the train, I am. Ha, in about two hours. Typing quickly…
I’m thinking that my men will have a grand time together. I unearthed the fake tree from the garage–no watering, no dropped needles–just the thing for guys. They have a stack of firewood and snacks and a large-screen TV–what more do men need? Every Christmas they humor my ‘chick-flicks’ and sentimental favorites. This year they can watch sports or play the Star Wars Battlefront video game to their hearts’ content.
The “Trifecta of Fast Food” to the rescue! (This is what they call their top three favorites.) Christmas Eve dinner could well be supplied by Panda Express, or Chipotle, or Carl’s Jr. Ha, or Costco. Men are resourceful, and nowadays one can buy pre-prepared anything, even mashed potatoes!
I bet they’ll wear their ugly Christmas sweaters as they sing Silent Night by candlelight at church. I will miss being together, but I’m looking forward to hearing their stories.
I should have a few stories of my own. Trains are always packed at this time of year, and that many humans in a confined space makes for interesting drama. Then too, it has been snowing continuously in the mountains. Interesting yes…
So I’ll be without Internet as I travel. But I’ll be around come Monday morning. There is plenty of writing work on the docket for me this Christmas.
Here’s to the blessing of unexpected Christmas plans. I hope the days before Christmas find you healthy, busy, and happy.