I have to say our day was lovely. easy child slept over last night and it was so nice having her here. difficult child came over about 11 a.m. They opened their presents and were thrilled. easy child got a mini ipad so she can download apps to help her kids at tutoring after school. difficult child got a lfat screen tv for her apartment. Then some essential clothes for difficult child and some much apprecaited school supplies for easy child. husband, difficult child and I drove the tv over to difficult child's apartment and took the empty box back home. We were very nervous about her neighbors seeing a tv go in there because her apartment would be broken into and tv stolen within days. Got back home and put dinner in the oven, beef tenderloin in mushroom wine sauce and holiday mashed ptatoes, our all time favorite meal. Cleaned up and relaxed a bit and helped difficult child do some laundry. The best present of all was what difficult child got husband and I. She had asked what we wanted for Christmas and I told her the only thing we wanted was for her to pay her utility bills and prove it to us. She got us both a lovely card and put $240 in them to pay the part of the bill that they said had to be paid by Jan 4 or they would shut her gas off. She asked me to go online and pay it which I did. She still owes $220 but at least she has some breathing room. Then she gave me the $100 her grandpa gave her and asked if I would put it on the electric bill, which I did. Baby steps but pretty important ones. difficult child went home just a short time ago and sent me a picture of the tv on the stand which she put together by herself. I told her I was proud of her. She told us on the way over to her apartment that she was so lucky to have the family she does. It was one of the most peaceful Christmases in a very long time.