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Monday, December 27, 2010

An Empty Nest Christmas

There was no stockings hung by a chimney with care, we already knew St. Nick would not be there. Presents had been opened days before , with not much wrapping paper left on the floor. Family were there, some of them via Skype , this was our new Christmas without all the hype.

When the night before arrived it was just me and hubby. This was to be an empty nester's Christmas. Hubby had to work, and he got home just before supper time, I had spent the day not getting ready for a huge holiday feast, but simply watched Hallmark Channel and warming my feet. Just as a few days before we connected with family via skype and said our hellos and have a merry Christmas to each other with a video glitch here and there. Then signed off and the screen went black and once again all that could be heard was our large tom cat Koko meowing that he wanted ice in his water bowl, but never mind that.

Hubby and I got our coats and gloves and headed out with a mission to see the local Christmas light display....It was a glorious sight and we even spotted Santa that night!

We drove around some more till our tummy's grumbled, and we stopped for fajitas all sizzling and hot, boy did that food sure hit the spot! We paid our bill and wished the staff good will and out the door we went, we were very spent. Was time to go snuggle in our bed with no visions in our head, just sweet, sweet, slumber and wonderful memories to be had.

The next morning there was no pile of presents, no crumbs left over from Santa having grabbed the last few cookies. We plugged in the tree, made the coffee and heated up some sweet rolls and Hallmark Channel was tuned in , it was an empty nester's Christmas from beginning to end.

The day was spent lazy as can be, save for the nice long walk hubby took with me. When we once again did return, hubby busied himself in the kitchen on our small feast, we were to have roast turkey and fondue , hey when you have an empty nester's Christmas there is no rules.

After a very fulfilling meal indeed, there was not much more that we would need. So a movie from Netflix and a glass of fine Port and this empty nester's Christmas was was just the right sort.

Happy Holidays will change from year to year this I am sure, but this years empty nester's Christmas was sure filled with good cheer! Despite no family being near. Here is to a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Steph...that was lovely! Thanks for sharing your Christmas, the walk to see the lights and that beaming picture of you and Rob!

    Happy New Year, Sweetie! <3

  2. I loved you sharing your Christmas, Ruby. I loved the pics of the lights and seeing Santa looking out the window. I already commented on the pic of you and your beloved but I will comment again. It's a great pic! Happy New Year my long time friend! I love you dearly. ♥

  3. Sounds like you had a good one anyway. Good for you! (((hugs)))

  4. I loved this!! And I LOVE that pic of you and your hubby!! May God Bless you this year, Ruby!!!

    Love and light,

  5. Pssst! Step over here so the others won't hear. (Whispering): Hubby and I have done Christmas with just the 2 of us for the past 3 years in a row. It's WONDERFUL! We consider it our carefully kept secret. Don't tell!

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  6. I love this post Ruby! And your Christmas sounds heavenly - maybe I won't dread the ones after our girls have girls have flown the nest ;). Love, love, love the pic of you and Rob - you both look VERY happy so here's to a wonderful 2011 my friend!
    Louise Edington
    Facing Fears and Frontiers For Freedom


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