This was our real first Christmas in the BDH, what is the BDH you ask. That is my acronym for the Bigger Dream Home. It really means big damn house that is eating me alive and that I will still be paying for when I am dead. But let’s focus, yes we moved in on Christmas Eve of 2010, which made for a very exciting Christmas, so how do you top that; a house for Christmas.
I was planning a humble Christmas because of the huge expense of the house this past year, and I really wanted a “hallmark Christmas”. You know the kind you see on TV that makes you secretly tear up, but you say “there was something in my eye” One of those Christmas’s that involve enlightenment, peace on earth and of course everything coming together on Christmas morning.
I did however have the typical “Bigger” Christmas, no big surprises. Really after all these years this year were the first that we started a tradition, well we actually started last year; we went to the Chinese restaurant for Christmas dinner. Not because our dog ate the turkey but because we thought we did it the first Christmas in the BDH so why not from now out. I am not sure if it is funny or sad that it was the most exciting thing we did.
I guess I should be grateful, we have survived this year, and grown, and been healthy. But what a year it has been. Bullshit, I will reflect at New Year’s, right now I am wondering why I didn’t get more presents because I am absolutely sure I deserved the world this past year. I guess this is where my son gets his dissatisfaction with his haul this year, not from the fact that he is so over indulged, but that he comes from my loins.