OK, this Christmas was the worst on record for my family and I am so glad it's over! We were just going to have a nice stay at home Christmas. Hmmm... let's see where to begin....
My mother was hospitalized with near kidney failure on Christmas eve ( I stayed with her at the hospital through Christmas and the day after) My mother's birthday was Christmas.
My teenage daughter had food poisoning on Christmas eve. ( I wasn't with her I was at the hospital with my mother.)
Our rental property flooded two days before Christmas.( No, our insurance didn't cover it.)
My son's car broke down on the freeway two days before Christmas and my daughter was with him, they waited for three hours for a tow truck, in heavy snow. ($1,400.00 and five days later his car was fixed.)
We had our car up for sale and we sold it the day before Christmas. ( SO now we have no car only our small pick-up truck. (It isn't front or 4 wheel drive, too bad my son's car died.)
I brought my mother home from the hospital and took care of her for three more days and went home exhausted. The next day I came down with the flu.
Oh we had a grand Christmas!
I feel blessed that every one is healthier now. We still have unopened presents and the tree is still up. It certainly will be a Christmas we won't forget. My husband joked, "Maybe next year we should just go somewhere and not have Christmas". Then he saw my face and said "Or not".