Friday, December 24, 2021

Not Sad on Xmas Eve

It's Xmas Eve and I'm not sad. In the past, I didn't feel sad until Xmas morning. But... I don't feel anything lurking beneath the surface. It's fine if I feel sad tomorrow, but I don't think I will. 

I'm excited to open the presents I bought for myself! I already forgot what fabric I ordered.

I'm looking forward to having mashed potatoes. My boyfriend is looking forward to the ham. We are also going to have roasted brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, and homemade beer bread. (His stepdaughter brought us a lot of flavored beer when she came to visit for Thanksgiving and he's been using it to make delicious beer bread.)

I bought two bags of cranberries to make cranberry sauce. I only bought one bag for Thanksgiving and then we ate it all. I didn't have any left to make my annual (as of last year) leftover cranberry sauce turnovers. This time I am prepared! And I have big plans to make the turnovers on Dec. 26th. Lol.

I look forward to drinking my coffee in the morning. To watching my boyfriend unwrap the small silly presents that I bought him. To open all of my fabric boxes. To cook a full meal together. To work on the puzzle that's taken over our dining table. To decide on the next quilt I want to start.
To read, rest, and watch tv.

I'm grateful for my home. I love it here. I'm so comfortable and I'm so happy. 

I have dreams for the future and I am more than content for now. 

I started a Xmas Sampler quilt this year.
I sewed these blocks all month;
then I packed everything up to work on again in December next year!
It will be a festive, multi-year project.


  1. Merry Xmas to you! Roasted brussels sprouts are the best. And I LOVE that you bought yourself presents! I am so glad you're not sad, and you are content with this life you've rebuilt. I didn't get sad, either! Bryce at one point was like, "oh no, you look sad" and it was just that I was tired from not sleeping great, and then I thought -- HOLY CRAP! I'M NOT EVEN A LITTLE SAD! What progress, cheers my friend! Also, love the sampler blocks.

    1. CHEERS to not being sad!!! :) It would be fine if we were sad, but isn't it wonderful that we are not? :)

      I spent yesterday reorganizing all of my fabric and my nerdy self was very, very happy.

  2. I'm so sorry I missed this. But it sounded perfect. I'm glad you weren't sad! Sometimes it is a shock, isn't it, to find that we brace ourselves against the sadness we think is coming, but then it doesn't arrive. Which is something to be celebrated!

  3. This is so wonderful to read. I am glad you were not sad <3.

    1. It was nice to be able to enjoy it! I think candy helped a lot. :) Opening presents was fun too. And I've mentioned it before, but I really enjoy the lit Xmas tree. <3 Plus, we made several different dishes with the leftover ham. It was an overall delicious holiday. <3

  4. Okay, now I'm hungry! lol A belated merry Christmas to you -- it sounds delightfully cozy, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Hahaha, yeah I pretty much ate my way through the holidays! It was delicious. I definitely didn't take my contentment for granted!!