Christmas in Albania this year was good but different. This is our first Christmas away from Jeremy. That made this holiday more difficult. PTL...we called him on the Skype phone and he was with his girlfriend's family and doing fine. On this side of the ocean, we celebrated on Christmas Eve with just the 4 of us and then on Christmas Day with our teammates. I think it's easier to focus on the real meaning of this special holiday here...there isn't all the commercial hype and hustle to get you sidetracked. On the other hand, it doesn't have that Christmas "feel" in the air that we get in the States, so we have to work at that. At our team party we ate (a feast of course), played Scattergories ( I am not very good at that one.) and took part in a "white elephant" gift exchange. I made out like a bandit...you see I got both Don's, Jordan's and my own bags! It seems the other men on the team didn't search for their gifts like the Z men did. So I got pink fuzzy slipper/boots to wear inside, shower gel, candles, candy, a book, etc....you see Don and Jordan really were not interested in most of them. Oh well!
I have to say that 2 of my friends MADE me beautiful scarves...woohoo....I am set for a cold winter! THANKS!!