tis the last week of the year, only a few days til the newest one dawns in greys and dreary rain. i spent the last few days with my guy's family, altho it feels ages since i've been home. i missed my comfy queen sized bed with its feather bed and quilt and pillows that are just so, meant for me and my head and my body.
the best part of the last few days was watching the delight of the kids as they unwrapped their gifts. the clear joy radiated and i couldn't help but smile in return. the littlest boy, 2, was bewildered with all the clutter and the urging of his parents to tear paper and toss it about when earlier in the evening they scolded him for doing just that very thing to his grandmother's magazine.
everyone loved their hats and scarves and blankets and oooohed and aaaaahhed. it was good and i am glad it is all but over. i'm exhausted. we're going back up to get my guy's bed liner sprayed in tomorrow and i need to drop off a few last minute things; a coffee bean grinder for his sister that i gave a pound of whole beans to, she didn't ask for a grinder but i know she would appreciate one...they have bought christmas for 4 boys of their own and i think are a tad strapped for cash at the moment. this way they won't have scald their mouths while gulping boiling water to wash down the chewed coffee beans.
my guy is off hunting today. he doesn't take much time off and so i am hoping this is a good day for him. he will be busy as can be within a day or two again and then he will be off and going here and there for interviews (tennessee, arkansas, maine, georgia). makes me tired just thinking of it all.
i hope everyone's holidays have been wonderful and that all the best will come in the newest year!