Wednesday, December 17, 2014
And We're Not Little Children. And We Know What We Want.
I picked up our Christmas tree last night. Being an empty nester means I have to wait until Sunday for my daughter to come over and help me decorate it. which is totally fine, especially since both my girls took a few days off work to be able to come back home and hang out with me.
We have so many fun plans for those days. I have to work on Christmas Eve, so Coadster will come into town around dinner time. We'll order a pizza and watch movies and relax. Stinky will be in the Quad Cities for her boyfriend's family Christmas.
Christmas Day, the girls will get their stockings in the morning and we'll do our annual sushi feast for lunch. They will go hang out with their dad and watch a movie because it's his birthday. I hope to spend that time running and/or riding my bike, reading a book and getting dinner ready. We decided on arroz con pollo and refried beans and tortillas and salsa and guacamole and chips, in case anyone wants nachos and I think everyone will be happy.
On Friday, the plan is to go see the last Hobbit movie matinee. We could either go bowling or go to the University rec building and hang out at the pool that has a lazy river and a small rock climbing wall and a huge jacuzzi. In the evening, I will make Fettuccine Alfredo from scratch and some cheese tortellini with creamy pesto with bread and soup for dinner. We have a bunch of board games to play, we might bake some cookies and just have fun.
I'm not sure if Coadster will still be here on Saturday and Sunday, but we can figure things out, for the weekend if she is.
Being an empty nester means my girls are so much more fun to hang out with and up for anything and Christmas is wonderful and relaxing. Aaaaaahhhhh.