So having just deleted and edited a lot of photos, I thought I would share some.
Christmas day went well. We were up, showered, dressed by 8am and after the general hustle and bustle of Xmas morning, eldest did his santa bit and started to hand out the presents.
The dogs got one of theirs first so that we could open ours without them getting jealous:
Christmas wrapping paper was ripped open to reveal their goodies inside, to much merriment and laughter:
I got a kindle cover, but no kindle which was a bit confusing, but apparently someone told them that they had a brand new one on offer, but as I had previously said I didn't want one, they decided that they wouldn't buy one for me - just the case!
Eldest then had to head off to work so we stopped unwrapping presents until he got back home.
Dinner was delicious, roast turkey, roast ham, roast potatoes and parsnips, red cabbage, sprouts, carrots, cauliflower cheese, yorkshire pudding, pigs in blankets, stuffing and turkey gravy! Nigel piled his plate high!
We rested after dinner, chatting to each other or doing our own thing. I read my book, hubby played with one of my ds games while youngest played on his own ds - nice and relaxing. Baron still guarded the sack with the dog's presents in!
Eldest got home about 7pm, ate his dinner then we started on the present opening again.
I got a Kindle! Apparently when we were out the other night, hubby overheard me talking about them to a friend who said, "If mine went missing I couldn't own up to it being mine and most of the books on it are errr rather erotic!" and because I said, "Oh that is a good idea!" hubby saw an opportunity there, phoned up eldest and told him that first thing they were going into town to buy me one!
I had been spoiled!
We finished unwrapping a couple of hours later. 51 dvds to watch, two board games to play, lots of love, fun and laughter, it was a good day.
Boxing day was relatively quite and relaxed, spent watching some of our DVDs while eating cold meat and pickle for dinner, with more of the same the following day.
The only downside was Nigel's mum deciding not to come to dinner, not a problem but it is the first time in 20 years she has not spent Christmas day with us. She is still annoyed with me that I got annoyed with her when she was in hospital. Her gift to hubby was a Preferred Priorities of Care document, which has detailed that she will refuse any more medical treatment for anything. Hubby is annoyed as he sees a reasonably healthy woman, one who can get around and go places, which she does, who has decided this when there are so many who would love to have what she has but are fighting to keep living. I can understand how he feels mind you, but I know his mum is doing this as a way of manipulating people, and as she has already told me that she wants to die, which is part of what caused our estrangement, I have decided not to get caught up in this, just be there for hubby when it all comes tumbling down!
That was the only fly in the ointment really, apart from that it was a really good Christmas!