Spent the day up in K-town with J, the Brother Person and the Niece Person. It was a lovely day, with only a few digs at each other, LOL. ;o) Lots of good food, wonderful presents, and a lot of love were shared, as it should be.

Here's this year's picture of the Niece Person and me. She's not a little girl anymore--stands as tall as me now and still growing, I'm sure.

Cassie and me Christmas 2015

Hope all of y'all who celebrate had a Merry Christmas and those of you who don't celebrate it had a decent and lovely Friday!
Here's the Niece Person and me in front of my brother's Christmas tree this morning...She grows more gorgeous by the day, I tell ya...

Cass 25 Dec 14
Christmas was really great this year, but two people especially were missing--my parents. It's my 11th year without Dad and my 9th year without Mom but I still find myself wanting to get them something special, still find myself reading the Mom and Dad cards in the card aisle...then I remember they're gone and I feel sad.

Today after spending the bulk of the day with my brother and my niece, we stopped at the cemetery on our way out of town to pay our respects. I cried as we left because I still miss them so. Ever so glad the brother person was able to get wreathes to put out on not only their grave but our grandparents' graves as well. As you can see, it's a lovely addition to their "home".

mom and dad xmas 14

Sigh. I was silly and thought it was getting easier to deal with them not being here. Most days are fine. Just The Important Days are still hard, especially Christmas, because Christmas was Mom's Holiday (TM). She would go all out and spoil us all rotten with lots of well-thought out presents. Now I try my best to take her place. Someday I'll get to her level... ;)
lady_curmudgeon: (Dorene)
( Dec. 24th, 2014 07:47 pm)
Happy Christmas from our home to yours! Here I am with a lap full of cats, something that's become a somewhat regular occurrence. Mama is quite happy with this development! Dorene and Lars have become quite good buddies, as you can tell from this picture. ;) We were watching the news together when J snapped this pic with my phone.

Lars and Dorene Xmas eve 14
( Dec. 25th, 2013 09:10 pm)
Some Christmas pictures from my brother's house! As always posted from my scrapbook at www.lady-curmudgeon.livejournal.com, you can view them from that site! :)

Me and my niece Cassie. She's 13 now. Doesn't that make you feel old? :)
Cass and me xmas  2013

Me and Jason--a "selfie" as some would call it... ;)
J and me xmas 2013

We had a grand old time in Kenosha--lots of love, food, and gifts, along with a lot of Christmas spirit. It was good to spend time with my family! :)
( Dec. 7th, 2013 10:35 pm)
I'm trying wholeheartedly to get into the holiday spirit. Why bother right now? I blame my Mother, whose favourite holiday was Christmas. She did it up BIG! I want to honor her memory by carrying on with a relatively normal, decent Christmas season. I've been listening to holiday music on and off while I've been home today. We did some Giftmas shopping and actually managed to finish off getting my niece's gifts taken care of. That was sort of fun, though it gets a bit harder in some ways to shop for her as she gets older. She wishes for fewer and more expensive things and I prefer to spoil her with several smaller things over one or two large-ish things. That being said I really think she's going to dig what I got her this year... ;)

J got all the Christmas crap out of the rafters of the garage and brought it into the house tonight with only a scraped knuckle, a sore arm and a copious amount of creative cursing. Two of the three trees are up--the big tree and the Peanut's tree for the dining room table. J's Grampa's ceramic tree is still in its box waiting to be placed in the den. Doing all that was enough for tonight--we'll try to do more tomorrow.

Lars and Ra are both terribly excited about all the "new" stuff in the living room. Lars is especially impressed with the big tree being up. He's already sat underneath it, all proud of himself. I'm praying to Bast and all other gods involved that he DOES NOT TRY TO CLIMB THE TREE!!! I shout because it's really a big concern of mine and I want all the gods to hear my plea! ;)

So yeah. It may be futile, but I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit...Wish me luck! :/


( Dec. 16th, 2006 09:51 am)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, lady_curmudgeon sent to me...
Twelve smarties drumming
Eleven socks yodeling
Ten cats a-bowling
Nine biographies bitching
Eight watches a-riesling
Seven candles a-sting
Six saturns a-reading
Five co-o-o-ool aunties
Four tee shirts
Three female singers
Two liberal politics
...and a voltaire in a germany.
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