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So much family, lots of Christmas

Had two Christmases this weekend. Saturday, we went up to my grandma's and had Christmas with my Mom's family. Every year the crowd gets bigger adn bigger. It's a good time, if a only a few hours of food and loud conversation. I love them, but it's overwhelming. I don't know how my grandparents are able to do it every year. All the food, all the people, it's got to be tiring, but they just keep on going. And I'm sure the next day they were at church and hanging out with friends like always, because that's what they do. *grin*

And then there's the different Christmas on Sunday with my Dad and step-mom and family. A half-hour with all of them is like five and we were there for almost four and a half hours I think. We had snacks, exchanged presents and marveled at the ability of my nieces to grow up with such weirdo parents. My step-sister is a very bizarre woman, and she didn't used to be that way. She was very nice and sweet when she was younger when my nephew was just a little kid. But her husband is just weird, there's not really a better way to describe him. And they have two daughters together and my nephew is 20 now and their whole famiy is just a spectacle. *shrugs* It wasn't as bad as it has been in the past, but it was nice when the afternoon was finally over. I will say that my dad absolutely lit up when he saw his present, the all-in-one Atari system with 40 built-in games. We hooked it up after my step-sister's family left and played a few rounds of Pong!

This leaves us with three more Christmases: Wednesday evening, Saturday and Monday. I'm hoping to be able to take Friday and Monday off, but I'm not sure exactly what our holiday days are off work.

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to_paraphrase
Dec. 18th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the card! i laughed so much. :D
cherith
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Matt and I got a good giggle at those cards at the store. Glad you liked it!
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