Happy X-wanzakkah everyone!
We spent xmas in Arkansas like we often do. We started out in Atlanta for a couple days to see my family. Plans were derailed a bit bc my oldest niece got stuck in Ireland with a positive Covid test. Then my sister had a positive Covid test and she and Shaun had to miss family Xmas. While we were at my parents’ house, my mom got a hand-written check (like out of a checkbook) for $106k. Sometime this year, her family found out they had a long lost cousins who died with a big estate, no kids and no will. So it got divided up amongst the cousins or their kids (96 people in total) and my mom got 1/42 of the estate. It was nuts.
Then we went to Arkansas where things went pretty much as planned. Michael’s family is inundated with babies right now. His sister had her third kid back in January and his step sister had twins in March. So we’ve got four babies plus four little kids running around. Thank god for his step brothers who are primo uncles to the little kids.
Decent haul as usual. I got a set of drinking glasses since I never got a set when we got married (been rocking plastic cups for the last decade). Got a roomba type vacuum for the house. Michael’s parents love giving outerwear and lounge clothes, so we got some of those. Michael got me a robe that I requested for our drafty house. And he got me a few other odds and ends including a Bluetooth banana phone! 🍌