Christmas report

I was the last one out of bed on Christmas.

This is full circle from my 4-year old (maybe 5) rising at 4:30 AM.
I even got dressed before I went to wake Mom & Dad.
After that year we had a 7 AM limit.

This year we even made coffee and ate breakfast before heading to the tree.
Santa was very nice, along with various and sundry relatives.

We crossworded and generally hung out during the day.
Ashlan took the lead on dinner, prime rib, potatoes au-gratin and roasted brussel sprouts.
Quite good. (And I helped)

There was a bit of a Dr. Who marathon in the evening, but I have to admit that I missed a bit of this by dozing.

One of my favorite parts of the day was when I went to bed and could listen to the sounds of the family in the house.
I miss having those sounds around.

Boxing day has been spent with a bit of cleaning, the kids are out shopping (Rey is getting some shirt and ties thanks to financial assistance from grandparents, and choosing assistance from Ashlan.)

And now it is time to finish the Christmas Card!

4 Responses to “Christmas report”

  1. RegenAxe Says:

    Did Ashlan roast the sprouts on the stalk?

    • raincharm Says:

      No, they were off the stalk, and split in two. We finished them off, but have a second bunch to make for another meal.

  2. RegenAxe Says:

    I was thinking of picking out a tie for Rey, but then realized that would entail a trip to the mall or some big-box store, both of which I avoid “religiously” during the holiday season. Ashlan will do a better job than I would anyhow.

  3. Margaret Says:

    Your dinner sounds fantastic. We had salmon, my mom’s two day Italian lasagne, salad, lots of veggies/fruits and Christmas cookies. I loved your favorite part of the day when you went to bed and could hear the sounds of family in the house. In my case, that is particularly poignant and special.

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