Well Christmas went ok. difficult child of course never calls us but we did call her and got to talk to her and the grands for a little bit. We of course kept it simple and didn't go into anything deep. My mom tried to drag me into her "this Christmas just doesn't feel right" speech but I just pointed out things always change in life and then moved on. LOL I could almost tell she was disappointed not to get to me. difficult child bought her boyfriend a cat, emptied her bank account, and got a promise ring. LOL some things just never change. Apparently she moved in to her new apartment with the boyfriend yesterday. We will never know unless she calls. husband and I had a great Christmas season and really enjoyed ourselves. We have a great group of military friends here who are in the same spot we are (across the country from family or estranged from family). So we all got together for Christmas dinner and New Years Eve. We had a blast. easy child went to the grands after Christmas for almost 8 days so we had plenty of time to just be a couple. It was great. More to come on easy child in another thread.