We started off our Christmas with church service last night at 6 pm. Our Pastor read Luke 2:12-20 about the shepherds, who were the first to hear the good news of the birth of our Savior. He reminded us of how the shepherds of the day were the lowest class of citizens in that time and how it is strange that God would tell the “least” instead of the “best” of the day. I believe he did this; because he loves us all equally and does not judge us by class. Whatever the reasoning, it is God who made it and one we will never truly know why.
After coming home, we opened our stockings. My son got me a miniature “Newt Scamander” from Fantastic Beasts Pop figure. So love it! I got him 2 tie clips and two boxes of candy.
At midnight, he insisted on us opening our gifts and handed me mine. It was a Retron 2 system for NES/SNES games. My original SNES game, which I received for Christmas in 1995, died a week and a half ago and this was the PERFECT replacement gift. He’s a great kid.
I, of course, got him several ties, along with new drum heads, a new kick pedal and a cymbal. He was thrilled with his haul. Two of his ties were music themed, which he loved and I was happy he loved his things. I don’t mind getting him things he needs when I can.
For dinner, I made London Broil on the grill, mashed potatoes, sweet potato, green beans and gravy. Oh and I had some shrimp on the side. He ate more than half the meat on his own. No fear he’ll be a vegetarian. Ha, ha.
A great Christmas miracle came when the Steelers won against the Ravens. I screamed, I yelled, I acted like a lunatic and they pulled it off in the last minute and a half. WTG Pittsburgh. My son thinks I am insane and laughed at me several times when I was screaming at the TV. Hey, I’ve been like this since my USMC days when I first became a fan of theirs. LOL!
I sent several texts to my mother wondering what she was up to but received no response until a few minutes ago. Merry Christmas received, “Sorry, I was busy.” I have to stop expecting so much more than I ever receive. <sigh>
Watching the Librarians on TNT now and wondering how I’ll be spending the next two weeks with the kid off from school.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable day, either celebrating Christmas or Chanukah.