Merry Mithras, one and all! It being his mythology and all. Tom laughed when Zach and I greeted each other with this. We had a good talk last night about my path, his family, my family and me taking care of myself. He confuses me because we have such good talks like that but he can turn on a dime and be as un-understanding as he is understanding.
I'm feeling better and less nostalgic now that the day is actually here. We opened presents last night, a complete change of tradition. It went well and we got to sleep in this morning. Until this afternoon, actually. Zach isn't the reason we get up early. No, the husband can't sleep in due to the anticipation of what's under the tree.
Me? I'm just glad it's over. Seriously. On Christmas day I'm champing at the bit wanting to take down all the decorations. I'll wait until Monday though, when Tom goes to work.
The house is tiny but with the decorations up, we're even more cramped and crowded so I'm glad to get rid of them. I haven't really celebrated Christmas in years, truth be told. I've merely endured it. I guess I was leaving Christianity behind on a gradual basis for the past 5 years or so.
Off to lounge around, knit and watch Star Trek (the movie...mine) and How to Train Your Dragon (Zach's) and probably sleep off and on. I'm not going to the family function because it's upsetting me just thinking about it. I'll try some smaller family events over the course of the year. Jumping in to a huge gathering isn't the best plan for me.
Hope everyone is enjoying themselves! Have a good one...whatever you celebrate!