I have a life of wonderful Christmas memories but instead of being nostalgic, it's really like while I'm grateful for the memories, I have had enough and don't need more. I am relieved that I do not feel compelled to find people to be around and don't have to do any family anything.
For the past few years, I have gone out to dinner on Christmas Eve with my neighbors. I finally wriggled out of it this year and was so grateful last night that I didn't have to go. This evening, I'll go down there (to Ann and Ron's) for Christmas dinner. I can handle that - the food will be amazingly wonderful as it is every year. And I can drink which will help. There is not even an elevator between my condo and theirs.
So today will be the usual kind of day when stuff is closed and nothing is really happening. TV and bear knitting. My kind of day.
First, I think, I'm going to get up and whip up some... breakfast!!