Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Silence Is Deafening

Today we went from a full house back to just Ann and I. Daughter#1 and The fiance were the first to leave. They flew back to Connecticut this morning. After getting back from dropping them off at National Airport, Ann and Daughter#2 went out to do some shopping. Upon their return, Daughter#2 and The Son In Law loaded up their truck with their Christmas presents and Gracie, their lab mix, and headed to Richmond for a Christmas celebration with his side of the family. After the girls had left, The Son called and asked about our plans for lunch. We decided on pizza and met him for lunch. I think The Son has had about as much family time as he could stand over the past few days an opted to go back to his condo rather than drop by our house. After Ann and I returned from lunch, I intended to watch some of the bowl games that were on TV. Instead, I promptly fell asleep on the couch for a much needed nap.

We did enjoy some turkey leftovers after Saturday evening Mass, but after having a full table over the last few days, it seemed rather strange and all too quiet with just the two of us. It's true what they say about family making a Christmas. I hope yours was as good as ours.

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