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!
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.
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!