DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

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I Survived Christmas Eve, and All I Got was...

Actually, I did quite well in the gift department. More on that, later.

The drive down was miserable. It was raining torrents, and the traffic was backed up for miles from the Tappan Zee. When I finally got to Jane's, I must have looked quite on edge, because people were backing away from from me.

OTOH, they had been waiting for me to arrive so that presents could be opened, so they were remarkably tolerant of me while I decompressed. Got lots of good loot, including a spare set of Firefly DVDs from Rie that I will probably exchange for Buffy S5. (It was a Firefly Christmas for the Machinas. I gave Sue and Laura each a copy, too.) Got a bunch of gift cards and cash, and some neat prezzies. The presents given seemed well received. I gave favorite niece a punching bag, and she loved it. Another bitty!Buffy (or maybe a bitty!serenada) in the making. Rie squeed when she unwrapped her TTT-EE DVDs. The others seemed happy, too.

Other good things happened. SIL gave up her plan to host Christmas dinner, so it'll be at Rie's, as is right and proper. Also, the outlaws aren't even here, which is very unusual.

Ignoring the trip down (it's in the past, I shall not dwell...) it's been a pretty good day. Time to do the Snoopy dance!

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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