Even way down south, we had a white Christmas.
Dragon left for work at his usual time on the 24th prepared for a busy day. What we didn't expect was an insane day. He got home at 2 am Christmas morning. An 18 hour work day. We usually open presents and have a special dinner Christmas Eve but not this year. I made chicken and dumplings and snuggled with the kids on the couch.
I warned the kids that the pickin's would be slim this year. ONE present only. They were prepared. And they were all happy with what they got. I used a gift card to get a small fish tank but ran out of money for fish. My son offered to use his birthday money to get a few fish. That was so sweet. Two of the kids asked for fish but I couldn't figure out which one to give the thank to, so I got it for myself. I'll end up taking care of the tank anyway.
No Christmas spanking for me this year. My leg still looks awful. The bruise looks like an thunderstorm cloud. sickly yellowish brown with a long, narrow, hard lump in the center. It isn't sore anymore but is a long way from being completely healed. Dragon struggle too much during the holidays anyway to to stay on top of DD. We help each other during this time of the year with gentile reminders. A touch, a look and a frequent hugs to help keep us balanced.
We will leave our decoration up until the first. New Years day the house will return to normal.