Our son lives a 4 minute drive away; his daughter came over today and spent several hours. Our daughter lives 30 miles away (what used to be a 35 minute drive away is now more than an hour). I think that part of the not wanting to change things is on the years when DD and DSIL go to Chicago, we just do two Christmases. One on the day with DS and his family and then DS and his family come back for another one when DD and DSIL can come. So, not such a big deal to me.
One bright note, a good friend, her DH and her daughter came over tonight and they made me laugh so hard. It hurt because of the port, but was worth it!
Three aprons cut out and ready to be sewn. Fabric and patterns located to do lounging pants for DD and DGD. Will get them cut out tomorrow.