It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
There were a lot of changes in my life this year, and they all came together to make this Christmas very different from all my other Christmases before it. For starters, I moved in with my boyfriend this past May, so this was my first Christmas morning away from home. It was low-key, and we finished gift exchanging in, like, ten minutes. That worked out, though, because it gave us lots of time to play Super Mario Maker (my gift to Joe), eat breakfast, and show Lorelai her new toys. That’s another change, actually – this was kitty’s first Christmas! (And there’s an ornament to mark the occasion on the tree, if you look really closely.)
The tough thing about being moved out over Christmas is having to juggle all of the family commitments without making anyone think we’re playing favourites. This was our first year of having to figure all of that out. I think we did an okay job, and now we’re in a yearly alternating routine going forward so there’s no turning back. It’s funny to think that every couple I know must have gone through the how-to-spend-the-holidays process, because from my perspective, everyone has always had it sorted out.
My favourite gift this year was a set of interchangeable circular knitting needles. Joe’s favourite was the LEGO Force Awakens Millennium Falcon. I’d say that pretty much sums up where we are in our lives right now, haha.
Merry belated Christmas, everyone!