The following saying was posted on FB:
Saturday we spent the day getting ready for our Christmas Eve party. Cleaning house and cooking pies was a big part of the preparations. Finishing our homemade Christmas gifts was another important part. Both of us were pretty worn before the party started. But the party was really nice. Instead of our usual talent show, we did karaoke. I think we have pretty well exhausted all the talent. Singing was fun - still no real talent there. Well, Alan was pretty good and was so was Ali. The rest of us just sang anyway. I did a horrible rendition of "Unchanged Melody."
Sunday we went to WF, picked up the mothers, and went to my brother's house for steaks. The food was excellent. My mother was not a happy camper, but Toby's mom was great. My SIL gave all the ladies a scarf for Christmas. Mom didn't like hers and said so - several times in several ways. I don't think anyone was upset or hurt by her remarks. It's just the nature of the disease. After the mom's were taken home, I was able to sit out in the backyard of Pete's new home and enjoy the company of family. It was really a nice afternoon.
Monday Toby had a list of things he wanted to do. He asked me if there was something I wanted to do - something for Christmas. I wanted to see a movie. So, after doing lots of little things around the house, we went back to WF to see "Rogue 1" with Jesse. It was a good time. It reminded me lots of the first Star Wars movie. The fact that Carrie Fisher died the next day, well, that was sad.
Tuesday Toby took off another day - his last day of vacation for the year. We did things around the house again and went to the GGs house to put together Bo's other Christmas gift - a work bench from Harbor Freight. We also made a trip to WalMart - yeha! Then we went home for a quiet evening. I finished a book I was reading.
All of this Toby-time has really thrown me. I feel like it has been a really long weekend with Toby home. It has been good, but I'm not used to having him around so much. This morning was strange to have to make his lunch and send him off to work. Whatever will I do with myself - evil grin.