Happy Birthday! Dad

Ah, it is nice to have Christmas (almost) over with.  I don’t hate Christmas, I just don’t agree with all the commercialism and money spent wastefully.  I refuse to do that anymore.  I still give gifts but more personalized ones.

So today is my dear Father-in-law’s birthday.  I got away with not having to prepare a turkey dinner on Christmas day, so today it is our turn to host dinner, not for Christmas but a birthday.  Usually of course, people who have a birthday on Christmas or within a day or two of it, have Christmas decorations all around them instead of birthday decor.  This time, dear old dad is going to have some birthday decorations.  As much as I hate to go out shopping on a busy day, I am going to go and get some birthday balloons and a bit of birthday décor so he can have a real birthday dinner, not mixed with Christmas.  You have to understand here, we do not have a stitch of Christmas decorations up in our house, except for a few Christmas cards on the mantle.

It is hard for me to muster up the energy to entertain, but since my husband is doing a lot of the cleaning and all of the cooking I think I must make a great effort to being in a good mood.  I am even going to set up a photo booth with happy birthday props.  Dad-in-law doesn’t know that yet, neither do any of our other guests.

I am going to fore warn everyone that I am not participating in New Year’s Day Dinner.  It is time for me to start eating healthy again as I have put on quite a bit of weight over the last few years.  It is not really a New Year’s Resolution, so much as it is a plan.  No point in starting to eat healthy at Christmas time when you are addicted to junk food.

Looking forward to 2018 being a better year,  I have the same wish for you.

I’m Frazzled Again.

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  1. Happy New Year. I hope 2018 holds wonders in store for you! Birthdays around Christmas must really be commonly overlooked. I’m not celebrating much until my husband comes home. Then we will have every holiday wrapped into one at some totally inappropriate months of the year!

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  2. I hope you have a special celebration together. I am breathing a sigh of relief Christmas is over now. I did put the tree up on the 23rd and took a picture of my dog and me under it. I just didnt want to ditch all the Christmas spirit entirely. Blessings for a happy 2018.

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