Well, today was it. My last day at home alone. Mr.B and the littles should arrive in about 3 hours, therefore, I am preparing my last uninterrupted aroma therapy bath. I am not sure I will be able to enjoy this bath because Mr.B INSISTS on driving in despite poor road conditions. OG phoned me from their last rest stop asking me to convince him to get a hotel room because the ice, snow and cars off in the bar ditches have her scared. As always, when returning from a trip, Mr.B seems to loose all common sense and control of himself and becomes overtaken by some weird force compelling him to get home as fast as possible, regardless of speed limits or travel conditions. I HATE traveling home with him - I am terrified the entire time we are in the vehicle. All I can do is pray for a safe arrival home.
I spent a portion of my day preparing for my family's arrival. All their Christmas gifts are neatly arranged near the hearth. I also cooked myself a very traditional southern New Year's Day supper of black eyed peas, fried cabbage & cornbread - YUM! It was excellent. I wish my family had been here to share it with me. There are plenty of leftovers for tomorrow.
The big boys and I wished each other a Happy New Year via telephone this afternoon. I was so very happy to hear that AB and BT's Christmas boxes were both finally delivered late yesterday. Both boys, seemed very happy with their homemade gifts. All three boys also received their gift from their Aunt C and, as always, were thrilled that she remembered them.
I have sincerely enjoyed the past 11 days of relaxation and reflection. I think I am now ready to begin a new year.