Saturday morning, I went to my parents’ house with one of my best friends, her husband, and her three kids for gift exchanging.  We had bagels with cream cheese, muffins, coffee, and juice.

Monday afternoon I went to my parents’ house for Christmas eve with my parents, my girlfriend Rachel, my aunt and uncle, my cousin, her husband, my godson, and two family friends.  We had 9 different kinds of fish, pasta, rice balls, potato croquettes, broccoli, bread, and lots of dessert.

Tuesday morning we drove to Morristown, NJ, where Rachel’s parents live.  We spent Christmas days with her parents, her brother, his fiance, their grandmother, three aunts, two uncles, and four cousins.  We ate turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry mousse, green bean casserole, salad, squash, and a bunch of other foods that I can’t remember.  And there was dessert.

On Wednesday evening we, yet again, went to my parents house for Chinese food and gift exchange with our family friends of many years.  In addition to me, Rachel, and my parents, there was the mom, Carol, her husband, Dan, Carol’s three daughters, two of their husbands, and three little kids.  We had Chinese food. Too much to list.

Tomorrow I will meet a friend for breakfast and give him his gift.  Then I will rest.

On Friday, my parents, Rachel, and I will drive to Norristown, PA, to spend the weekend and exchange gifts with my brother, his wife, her sister, her sister’s husband, and their new baby.  There will be three dogs and two cats.  The menu is yet to be determined. We will leave on Sunday.

Monday, we will have gifts and dinner with Rachel’s best friend, her husband, and their two children.  I have no idea what we will be eating.

I love the holidays, but I am so tired.  And so, so full.

Happy New Year to our faithful readers!

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