We didn’t have Christmas last year, couldn’t even watch Tv, stuck to pre-recorded programmes that didn’t play anything remotely christmas themed. So on Christmas day, there was myself, our son, daughter, her pug Winston and my pug pup Ada, we had a Sunday lunch, didn’t even have the TV on, mainly because we didn’t think about it or particularly wanted it, we played monopoly after lunch for over 3 hours, boxing day was just the same. i eventually cooked Christmas dinner in February, on Alan’s birthday.
This year our son and daughter have drawn up what we’re doing, our son is working Christmas day and Boxing day this year (he’s a chef at the hospital, the patients need meals too), anyway, we are having a Christmas dinner this year on Christmas Eve at our sons, then i am to do a buffet tea on Christmas day, our daughter is cooking a late dinner on Boxing day.
this year’s christmas meal times may become our new norm, i cannot say, only know that we as a close family now have to lead this different life and all that entails, our son and daughter have a different life now without their father who had always been there for them, likewise, i too have this different life without the love of my life who has been by my side for the last 53 years, 2 years as a courting couple, 50 years as a married couple and one year as a couple in spirit.
make this Christmas about you and your loved one in spirit as best you can, and in the way that is best for you.
hope today is an improvement on yesterday and tomorrow is an improvement on today