Well, it is. Six weeks of planning, baking, preparing, wrapping, sending off to family all their gifts, writing the usual Christmas letter and mailing them out (did I miss anyone? Must go back AGAIN and check).
Table setting planned and laid out, pick up one beautiful daughter at the airport and ready to partay……(not spelled incorrectly)….
Firstly, go back a week, it snows the night we were to go carolling and had to wait another night…okay! Then it snows so much here our company cannot come over. Food planned and laid out….food wrapped and put away.
Now, one kid gets here and we go have a wonderful luncheon spread at Hester Creek’s Terrafina Restaurant. Come home and Oops! one kid is sick. We still went with the Shrimp Pad Thai and escargot. That was the end of eating for my daughter for three (3) days.
Christmas morning……s – l – o – w start….guess why? Then later on in the day, we have the B- I- G turkey dinner with all the trimmings we can muster. Down to the Gathering Room to watch a movie and to bed….
Boxing Day…hopefully all is well….not! This bug is not fun. But it shows to one and all what Christmas is all about. Family together, laughter, sharing, comforting the sick….I had to say that….and not wanting to change a minute of the time together.
We will hope tomorrow is even better…plans are for a pedicure, going to see Les Miserable, having lunch and really having fun. ‘Cuz the next day, visit is over for another space of time, but the love in this house is amazing. I am even sending a “care package” of baking for one of Kelly’s bestest friends and her family.
I mean, when you bake for 9 give away trays (see picture on site), several get togethers with family and friends and not much is eaten….give away so someone else’s waist band is stretched and ours will still go to the gym and be good.
See you next time with another reason we do all this.
Is there an eggnog somewhere? Anyone?