We arrived home late last night from my brother's place. I still can't believe we had two parties to go to on Christmas, and we managed to survive a crazy day! The first party was with hubby's side of the family. J.P's godmother hosted the gathering; we had lunch, opened gifts, played Bingo and watched movies. In the evening, we were off to Christmas party number two. It was at my brother's house. As you know, he has his annual Christmas party - dinner, meet and greet Santa, movies and karaoke all night long! We came late but we made it just in time for dessert! I placed the fruit tray on the dessert table, and stationed myself on the couch, where I relaxed and sang Christmas carols with all the kids. I could feel my eyes getting heavy and tired but I stayed awake. My sister-in-law asked me if I wanted a Bahama Mama. I asked her what is it, and she said it's a fruity cocktail drink. I happily obliged. I'm not much of a drinker - but I sure enjoyed that lovely beverage. The celebration continued in the wee hours of the morning. Luckily, we stayed overnight. If you asked me what time the party ended, I have no recollection whatsoever.
I think I missed the karaoke marathon but I had the best sleep ever! And like the year before, it was a great Christmas.
Now that we're back home, fatigue and weariness is setting in. I'm also dismayed at the mess I see before me. Shredded gift wrap, empty boxes, new toys and clothes scattered all over the floor. How did this happen? Did we throw a party too? What could remedy this headache?
I closed my eyes.
O, Bahama Mama, where are you?