So now, I know the secret to getting through Christmas week with my wife’s family. And the secret puzzle piece that was missing appears to be cannabis. Thankfully, now that recreational marijuana is legal, I will be toting cannabis products along with me to Christmas every year. I love my wife so much. And out of that love, I have forced myself to endure Christmas at her mom and dad’s for nearly a decade since we’ve been married. We do Thanksgiving at our place with my mom and sisters but it’s alway a trudge up north for Christmas with the in-laws. I smoked some reefer when I was in my 20’s but I think I was a bit too high energy for cannabis back then. I just wasn’t so much into the mellow and way more into the adrenaline. That’s changed a bit it seems. When recreational marijuana was legalized, I was curious so I stopped by the local cannabis spot for a look. I talked to the nice folks there and they put together a bit of trial assortment for me. I found that cannabis really sort of suits me now. While I’m still very active and into hiking, biking and even scaring myself sometimes, I like chilling a bit more now. And when you are at my in-laws house, that’s all there is. These people just sit around and it goes on for a week. So this past Christmas I took several different varieties of cannabis edibles with me for the trip. Oh man, did that make the whole scene so much more palatable for me. I was even actually laughing at some of my father in-laws’s horrible, corny jokes.