The rain woke me up this morning and I couldn’t go back to sleep, so eventually I just got up. I made an elaborate breakfast that tasted like cardboard and watched the Christmas episode of Girl Meets World. I’m not able to watch TV or movies very often due to various symptoms, but Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World are my absolute favorite shows in the world and I love them more than words. As usual, it made me laugh and it made me cry (and minorly freak out when my computer crashed at the end of the episode).
After that I did my laundry and packed up everything I needed to take over to my parents’ house, where I’ll be staying probably until Monday. By the time I finished that I was falling asleep and in so much pain I could barely stand up straight, so I went back to bed with my heating pad for a while. I read Shannon Lee Barry’s book. Then I got up, finished packing, and got ready to go.
I got to my parents’ house around 1. My grandpa from Mississippi got into town yesterday, so he’s here for Christmas in addition to my family and my grandma who lives with them! I wrapped a few gifts, ate lunch, and finished up one final Christmas gift. My mom, grandpa, and brother helped with the gift–some of them more than others.
Then Joshua and I watched a couple of Christmas episodes of Boy Meets World.
After that we sat around and talked, hung out, and got food ready for tonight. It started snowing (a mixture of rain and snow), which absolutely THRILLED me! When Joshua and I made a quick trip out to look at some Christmas lights in nearby neighborhoods, he had to scrape snow off of my car–something we’ve never had to do!
When we got back around 6:30 it was dinnertime. This year I was all too happy to skip our usual Krystal-after-church Christmas Eve tradition and instead do charcuterie/snack boards for dinner. We did a savory board, a dessert board, and a fruit board. It was delicious and a lot of fun!
I’m absolutely exhausted, but we’re watching The Christmas Story now before bed.
Today I’m grateful for: Being able to be with my family on Christmas.