Some of you may recall the Seinfeld episode where a new holiday was declared, for those of us who aren’t religious and/or don’t observe the usual holidays: Festivus, for the rest of us!
John and I don’t do Christmas. We don’t do gifts either, although we get each other one small token present apiece. On Saturday, John said he had a surprise for me in the living room and led me out there with his hands over my eyes. “Ready?” he asked, taking his hands away. And what did I see, but this:
Isn’t he cute?
Some of my long-time readers may be wondering, what happened to the annual drunken bacchanalia Xmas party that John’s eldest sister and her husband (AKA the alkie and the lech) throw every year? Well, kiddies, that party is no longer. It seems that John’s brother-in-law wasn’t just leching after his wife’s brother’s girlfriend. shudder
John said to me a while back, “I think [the lech] is having an affair.” To which I sneered, “Oh, please. Look at him. There isn’t another woman on the planet who would go anywhere near him.” Apparently, I was wrong. It is now common knowledge within the family — that marriage is a sham. And the festive gatherings are history.
At least now I don’t have to pretend to like the guy. He once said to John, in the middle of a family fracas, “Well, John, you’re no walk in the park yourself.” I wish I’d been there; I would have said, “At least when John walks in the park, he doesn’t scare small children.”
Anyway, for my newer readers who never got to see one of my reports of these parties (or for those who miss them), please enjoy this repost from 2010: Happy (Hic) Holidays.
I went to the gym this morning (it was packed!), dropped off three bags of old clothes and books to Good Will, and now I’m home to stay, tonight and all of tomorrow. I have a huge work project to keep me busy, and Wednesday with Mr. D to look forward to. Now, if my asshat upstairs neighbors would just be quiet, it will be a peaceful couple of days. So far, so good.
Whatever you’re doing, whatever you celebrate, my very best wishes to all of you. ♥