The presents have been opened, lots of wine has been consumed. The half-dead tree dragged to the curb.
The frenzy of Christmas seems to be petering out.
Despite the various forms of flu currently festering, I am finding myself counting my blessings. All of my swallowing test results are in - and they are all normal. There are no anatomical or functional problems with my larynx or esophagus. I can still choose to have an endoscopy done in March to look for further issues. But for the most part - my swallowing is back to normal. I don't have to watch what I eat, or when I eat. It's so nice. We just assume it was a month long relapse of sorts. All of my blood work just in case also came back excellent, which was a huge relief.
We have had an abundance of family time this Christmas, with family visiting from the UK. It's so nice to watch the boys have some extra people here to love, play with, fight over - and of course - to help babysit!
My mushy side can come out during the holidays. I think I love these guys just a teensy bit more right now. Maybe it's their Christmas awe, maybe it's because we can sleep in and there's no homework to get done. Or maybe it's just because I love watching them love each other. With no fighting. Or kicking. (Santa's still watching...)
And look - YES, they are sleeping together. And YES - they are holding hands!
I hope you and yours had a magical Christmas too!