Monday, December 25, 2006
A Northwoods Christmas
The BIG LAKE --- on the way to Mom's.
How the road to Mom's usually looks this time of year....
More of the BIG LAKE...
This year Hubby's family was otherwise occupied and we went to the north woods to spend Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day with mom and Step-Dad. Of course, being my mother's daughter, I wasn't organized enough to get my camera batteries charged... so, you are missing a photo of our little Christmas tree, and the less than normal snow... It wasn't a huge photographic loss or anything, as I have an inveritable plethora of Northwoods snowy photos...
Christmas with my mom has always been very low-key. When we were kids, she often worked Christmas because it was overtime (she's a nurse) and people need nurses on holidays too. We understood that she often could only pay for Christmas by working Christmas and we'd either go to Dad's, other relatives or later hang out on our own. We'd generally have a Christmas celebration sometime in the vicinity of Christmas -- but often we'd be off by days.
Overall, we had a good Christmas Eve dinner, a good brunch and a lot of talking in between. This has been the year when I've been giving the movie "Little Miss Sunshine" as a gift, so Mom and I watched it last night. I knew she'd love the movie -- especially since she tends to like little girls like Violet.
It is also nice to be home -- away from the smoking step-dad, and the dogs -- both of which give me allergy headaches. Back to my nicely reoganized Dissertation Chamber, and my own ability to check e-mail and control the remote.
I hope your Christmas was as nice and relaxing as mine!