Well here we are at Christmas Day. Blogmas was a success. I did enjoy doing it but by the end it was getting a little blah because I just wasn't in that bubbly Christmas mood anymore. If you stuck with me through the whole thing, I thank you. I really appreciate it.
So, Christmas Day. Casey was already up sometime in the middle of the night because he's a 3rd shifter, a night owl. Hubby got up shortly before 5am, and kinda threw a kink in the normal Christmas morning routine of me being the first one up and putting the presents under the tree. True, Casey was up but he was still in his room, probably glued to some shooter game on Xbox. I ended up getting up earlier than my normal 5:30am, and filled stockings and put the presents out while hubby was in the shower.
Ty showed up quite early, before 6:30am. He said Matt would not be joining us because he'd been out drinking last night, but Ty had brought along gifts from him. We had A Christmas Story on TV, our tradition, and had fun opening our presents. We all did pretty good this year. There is nothing that needs to be returned or exchanged! I remember last year there were several things that need to be sent back, and that was a pain in the butt.
This is how a very drunk Matt wraps presents at 2am on Christmas morning.
Fattycat enjoyed his Christmas. He always has to be in the thick of things, seeing what everyone got.
Minion just likes to play in all the paper.
After everything was opened, I put that breakfast bake thing into the oven, and then started picking up the mess in the living room. Ty and Casey were already dueling in Super Smash Bros. because Casey had gotten a new Amiibo character. Hubby was checking out all his new things. We all had some of the breakfast once it was ready. We all agreed it wasn't all that great, and not worth the trouble. Next year we'll just go back to hubby whipping up some eggs and bacon and toast for us.
Later we ended up playing a Walking Dead board game that hubby had gotten. It took some time to get it figured out, but we did manage to get one game in. Ty headed home around 2pm. Hubby had to go deliver one last present that had arrived late in the day yesterday. And Casey had disappeared back upstairs into his room to play Xbox or Playstation or something. I decided to sit my butt down and watch a movie for once. Pan and the newest Paranormal Activity were both coming on, and I debated which one to pick. I ended up getting Paranormal Activity. Good lord, what a craptastic movie! Each one of the Paranormal Activities gets a bit worse, so yeah, this one was pretty pointless and sucky. I'm sure there will be another one. And what a fine Christmas Day movie, huh? LOL
So now it's evening and Casey has gone to bed. Hubby's kicked back watching TV. I'm just puttering around again until bedtime. I didn't even make Christmas dinner today because we'd all been munching candy and sweets all morning. That's a bummer.
The day was nice enough, but it STILL just did not seem like Christmas. I had more of a feeling of 'Glad it's finally here and done' than 'Yay, it's finally here!' It just felt empty. I don't know if this is going to be my new norm or what. Kind of depressing if it is, but I guess it could be much worse.
I would really like to start taking all the decorations down tomorrow. I'll probably leave them up though because hubby and Casey still have festive feelings. I'm just ready to pack it up and get back to normal and see what the new year brings.
And I'm looking forward to my regular shopping tomorrow because I might be able to find some fun clearance things!
How was your Christmas?!