We had a very quiet, uneventful Christmas today. Meals on Wheels always gives Daddy a Christmas present, but for some reason this year there were several. So we made a big deal of having him open them after breakfast. As usual, he didn’t really show any emotion one way or the other, but that’s just the way he is. DH had been recording all the Christmas TV programs he could find, so we watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a fantastic bell choir, and a few other choirs today. Daddy slept through most of it. Both our DD’s called, and Daddy talked to them a little. We got on the extensions and chatted with them for awhile, which helped me feel a good bit less lonely.
DH had bought the makings of a really nice Christmas dinner, so he and I put that together, plus some leftover cornbread and turnip greens Frances had made Friday. It was a really good lunch. We both nearly choked when Daddy told our DD’s that we had leftovers for lunch!! He doesn’t have a clue that he hurts our feelings with his lack of appreciation for anything we try to do for him. I should know better, as he’s always been that way. I was always Daddy’s little girl, always trying to please him, and never succeeding. I finally figured out that the problem was his, not mine, but even now, it still stings sometimes.
The Miralax is finally beginning to take effect, although I still spent a good part of the afternoon with the hot pad on my tummy, trying to quell the discomfort. Hopefully, in the next few days, I’ll really begin to feel better.
All in all, it was not nearly as bad a day as I was expecting it to be, but certainly not as enjoyable a day as it usually is. Talking with our daughters and being with my wonderful hubby all day today made a huge difference for me. I also enjoyed emailing and blogging back and forth with several really great cyber-friends, who have a lot to do with me being able to stay upbeat most days. For that I am truly grateful.
So, yes, it was a quiet Christmas. We listened to a lot of beautiful music. We shared each other’s company. We talked with family and chatted with friends. It was a good day, after all. Merry Christmas!