Yesterday, on the first of January, D and I showed up at the parents, all dressed up and bearing gifts for the family gathering on New Year’s Day. We were met at the door by parents who were still in their pyjamas. What the heck?! We were then told that the family gathering had been moved to the 2nd. Duh, I was never informed. So, D and I stayed for a celebratory drink, and then ended up having a simple (free) lunch with the parents. It was New Year’s Day after all. 😛
So today, we repeat. Not bothering myself with trying on another possible outfit, I just wore the same thing. Gifts were already under the tree 24 hours ago, so we went empty handed. As with most family gatherings, it was a busy event with too much food, plenty of drinks and noisy chitter chatters.
This year’s only exception was that we had a family photo taken at the back yard. When the others left, D and I stayed back for an hour or two, helping with some of the cleaning up and then drinking a beer peacefully with the parents.
We went home with gifts we got from our Secret Santas, and leftovers that will take me a couple of days to deal with.
Happy healthy 2022!