I was sitting on the sofa as the credits rolled at the end of Tyler Perry’s A Family that Preys.
“What do you like to do in the kitchen?” she asked.
I pretended I didn’t hear her and looked at Cent telepathically saying, “WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?”
Cent’s Granny continued, “What do you like to do in the kitchen? Cook or bake?”
“Bake…” I replied cautiously.
Then Cent’s mom mentioned that she still needed to wrap gifts. And unbeknownst to my new family, wrapping gifts is right up my alley. It’s a little known fact that I LOVE WRAPPING PRESENTS. I quickly volunteered for the job, much to my mother-in-law’s delight, hoping that it would excuse my time in the kitchen.
“You know that doesn’t get you out of helping in the kitchen,” Granny announced.
“Dangit!” I whispered under my breath. Luckily, she didn’t hear me. I smiled and said, “Oh, I know.”
Some handiwork from last night:
Well the cooking didn’t start today. And I’ve been assigned gift wrapping duty (probably for every Christmas we spend with Cent’s family). I think the cooking starts tomorrow.
This evening my mother-in-law asked me, “You know how to make stuffing, right?”
“Nope…” I sheepishly smiled. “But I can learn. Or at least follow directions.”
She laughed. As usual. I’m glad she thinks I’m funny.
The Christmas tree (taken with my iPhone):
And with that, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Wherever you may be, give thanks, make amends, hug your loved ones, and celebrate.
Oh, and if you’re me, figure out how to make stuffing.
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