Christmas Day gift opening was fun as always. We always take turns opening a gift so everyone else can see what it is. G. was very surprised at his new suitcase and totally shocked when I gave him the acoustic guitar! He'd been joking that it must be a new bike or train set since I had left it at my mom's and he guessed that he could figure out what it was by the shape. True. So I just kept referring to it as his bike from then on. He had no clue it would be a guitar and was really pleased.
He did a major art project for my family, depicting them all as Game of Thrones characters, merging it all into a poster and calling it Game of Schmoes. I think it's the best thing he's ever done. See? We had everyone open their posters at the same time and they all loved it!
We had dinner at my sister's, and all pitched in so my brother-in-law and sister wouldn't have to work so hard, he still hobbling after knee surgery and she being a lot more tired from looking after him. A visit to my aunt in the evening rounded off the day. Oh and at my sister's, my brother-in-law's daughter, partner and their newborn twins were there!! We all got to have a hold of the lovely little 2 week old babies, those that wanted to at least.
We came back home on Boxing day, borrowing Mom's car and yesterday went to my cousin's open house gathering. Tonight we're going to visit friends and have a board game night and will take the car back tomorrow. We'll fit in a grocery run and a Costco run either today or tomorrow.
All in all, for me, 2016 has been a stand out year with Graham moving here and us living in the same place on the same patch of land after all these years. He seems quite content and says though he does miss some people, the other other thing he misses is a good chippie! That and a few foods we don't get here easily. I did figure out how to make mince pies for him!
and so on to the traditional LJ meme. I will post my month by month run down over the weekend and finish up my book list, it's mainly for my own records really.
( traditional meme )