One of the things my sister, mom, and I have done since I moved to Sacramento is go out to dinner, just the three of us, some time just before Christmas. We usually go somewhere nice like Ruth’s Chris or in last night’s case Bandera. It’s a great bonding time. We have fancy drinks and splurge on a good meal.
We take a break from the rush of the holidays and daily life in general, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. I always try to have Baileys on the rocks at the end of the dinner, but I keep overindulging in good wine. Speaking of…
Last night, I accidentally ordered a $50 bottle of wine. I was looking at the glass price. Yes, I’d already had a glass of wine…and not enough to eat. Oops. It was delightful, however.
Usually, we also give each other little gifts. It’s a pretty ornament or something fancy, but small, we might not normally buy for ourselves. This year, I totally forgot. In my defense, I did have to fly halfway across the country for Christmas and have had quite a bit on my mind lately, but no worries. It’s all good.