It was nice seeing my dad for the holiday. My sisters were there as was my stepbrother and we ate and ate. My dad prefers holidays with the steps so this is pretty much it for the family thing. My sisters and their kids will come over on the 24th, but my dad will spend Christmas with the other kids and that seems to work for everyone.
My contribution this year to the holiday feast was an antipasti platter of cheeses, salami, marinated mushrooms and artichokes, olives, roasted asparagus and pickled beets. Sounds like an odd combination, but I just love this kind of stuff.
We also shared crab legs, ham and tiramisu. As is the usual, I went grocery shopping in my dad’s garden and got some vine ripe tomatoes, collard greens, scallions and a variety of oranges and grapefruits. I also made off with a box of candy my dad snuck to me.
I was too disappointed in the look of the bathroom to do much of anything except scrape paint off the door. I did some caulking, but I was very blue since it seems like such a huge task since the shower must be ready by Friday night when Paul comes over.
It’s sort of embarrassing. My house is in such disarray and Paul is completely put together. I really want to get it together to show him I am not always in a state of chaos and that only causes more stress. I’ll keep trudging on and I will do what I can, hopefully that will be good enough.