A big chunk of our local family members gathered for a dinner in honor of my sister, Beata, whose (mumble)th birthday we were celebrating.
Dinner consisted of two types of pizzas, one meat-covered and one veggie that were generously supplied by my nephew Stephen and his girlfriend Jeri, along with some side dishes of beans, macaroni & cheese and corn-on-the-cob that my mom had prepared, and finally three types of desserts that Stephen and Jeri also brought.
There were no presents because our company should already be considered a gift that keeps on giving. Plus it saved on wrapping paper. We put the “mental” in environmentally conscious. We also put the cheap and lazy in it.