I won't say it was all that bad. I wasn't expecting to be wowed or really see all too much excitement, but all-in-all, not bad.
I am out here in Pennysilvania (Yeah, I took the laptop with me) and got to enjoy the holiday with Kaleigh, her family, and her mother's boyfriend's parents came over as well to spend it with us. I know a few of them aren't really all too fond of people with darker skin so I didn't really go out of my way to get too close. Just a little buddy stuff, that was about it. Idle chit-chat and such.
During presents time was pretty fun. I got a couple things:
A Magic Bullet handheld speaker
80 Dollar gift card to the Melting Pot, so I can take Kaleigh on another date there.
A tea set to share with Kaleigh.
And a 25 dollar iTunes gift card (traded with her middle sister, got a 25 dollar Amazon one instead)
Well, in truth, that was a lot more than what I'd usually walk away with during Christmas. Most of the rest of it I got to sit around and watch everybody open gifts. Again, wasnt bad.
During the 2nd round of gift opening, that's when the others were there, since the first one I was just with Kaleigh's immediate family. As the rest came over and exchanged gifts, it was pretty fun to watch....for a few minutes. Then, once they got to their 4th or 5th present, I got really, REALLY bored, I decided to play with the Nook Kaleigh had gotten for a gift.
If anything, it did teach me that I can't WAIT to have a family of my own....so I can finally participate in gift opening, instead of opening up a few since I didn't get much, since, that's something I haven't gotten to indulge in in many, many years. I usually get a something or two, while I sit and watch everyone else get wowed at themselves getting everything they wanted.
It isn't the "What" that's received that makes me wowed and happy, but the how, and the heart put behind it, I guess. I felt the heart in the gift card but the others was more like "They got it, we can get it for him too" feel to it, and in all honesty it isn't the same.
As for the food, it was great. Everyone did wonderful on it, bringing it from all around. That was pretty fun, and I'm stuffed now.
So all in all, not bad. I mean, the prospect of Christmas and the true spirit of the holidays has eluded me yet another year, but it wasn't a bad Christmas either. And well, I will say that so long as it didn't suck, I'm feeling pretty good about it. Not happy, not satisfied, but not annoyed, bothered, sad, or angry either. It was just...well, hard to put into proper wording, but it was a pretty good day, is the best I can word it.
I really hope you all had a good one though.