Simple is beautiful. Quiet and calm is wonderful. Hustle and bustle has it’s place but peaceful is well, it’s great too. I think this is the first Christmas Eve in a long time where I have been utterly relaxed and it feels pretty fantastic.
Mom and Dad came over around 4:00 PM and we had appetizers shrimp cocktail and brie with crackers, some wine and we just chatted and reminisced about Christmases past. We exchanged a few gifts that we hadn’t already given each other. We had a nice dinner around 6:00 PM (roast chicken, “cheesy potatoes”, broccoli) and then took the dogs for a walk. I had gotten 4 mini desserts (key lime cheesecake, carrot cake, cannolis, and pecan pie) so we got to have a taste of everything without getting overstuffed.
Tomorrow we are going to 9:00 AM mass which means I will have to be up early to tend to the “farm” first – walk the dogs, feed the cats, and make myself presentable!