It’s Christmas morning here and the house is starting to come to life.
We don’t have much planned for the day. The “northern contingent” are getting together for Christmas. “Northern Contingent” means those of us who normally gather together, Karl and I, Kalissa’s family, Kelli’s family.
We’re catching Kelli and Kalissa between naps. Kalissa worked the overnight the night before and Kelli works the overnight tonight. We’ll have a small window of opportunity to open presents before both of them are napping. It’s the life of a family that has nurses who work overnight shifts.
This is more or less a “normal” Christmas for us. A long time ago Kramer and I decided not to make any demands for Christmas day. Whoever is here is here. We didn’t want the kids running from family to family to family on Christmas. We preferred they do their thing with their families and the “other” side of the family. It’s so much more relaxed this way. It’s not that we don’t want to see them, we just want them to have time to go to church and have a more relaxed day.
Karl got a ham from work so it’s a ham for dinner which is so easy along with a few sides…again, nothing over the top. We all are really easy going with limited expectations which makes the day so much more enjoyable.
I’m guessing the chessboard will come out. We are a chess-playing family and tournaments often ensue. Being Spencer, Kayla’s husband isn’t here, I have a chance of doing okay. Spencer often wins around here. Speaking of chess if you haven’t watched The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, you might want to check it out…I watched it and loved it!!
I hope where ever you are you can find some joy in the day. I know many of you are missing loved ones..some of who have passed…some who are here but Covid is keeping you apart.
The good news is that all of the missing and wishing they were with us it is only temporary. Covid will learn to be managed. Time on earth will pass and we’ll be reunited with our gone loved ones. These are the true gifts of Christmas and the ones promised all the years ago when the star showed over Bethlehem.
Everyone here at the Kramer house is wishing you a very joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Here is a copy of the Christmas letter I sent out to family and friends. I consider you all family and friends too so I’m sharing it with you as well.
Click this link to read it. ChristmasLetter2020
With that, I’m off. There are homemade rolls to be made. It’s a Christmas thing we do here. I’m wishing you a calm and peaceful day filled with love.