I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was nice. Christmas Eve the kids bring a few friends, and D and his son M (aka in older posts as the brat, however he has grown up enough that isn’t the case anymore) come over. We had a total of 9 people. I made Fideo, enchiladas, chile verde and salad along with various appetizers. Large amounts of Champagne were consumed and a tradition that was started when I moved to this new house, and started my new Chapter in my life, is that we put together a puzzle Christmas Eve.
Last year we didn’t finish it until a few days later, but this year that was not to be. We had some die hard puzzlers, and I think the ones who drank the least amount of Champagne got the most pieces together.
There were also some goodies. I ate one, which was enough. Everything in moderation right?
Christmas morning D and his son come over for breakfast and to open presents. I had to get jake out of bed at 10, Candice always shows up late so we don’t hold breakfast for her. This year her “I promise I will be there at 11” was 12 noon. I made sausage and eggs and pancakes. I cooked 30 sausages (boys eat alot) and there were 4 left for Candice, and the boys decided that if she wasn’t there by 11:30 that everyone got to eat one. Well yes we all got the extra sausage.
Presents were opened and D and M left for his moms. The kids and I hung out and about 3 i started Christmas Dinner. My Uncle John came over and so did Candice’s roommate. So there were 5 for dinner. Prime rib, brussels spouts, roasted carrots and mashed potatoes and creamy horseradish sauce.
I got jammies, slippers, a gift card for Nordstroms, a french press, some little kick knacks and a calendar. The best present was a generous donation to “Best Friends” from D.
I took the week off between Christmas and New Years. Yesterday was a veg day, recovery form all the shopping and cooking for the holidays. I also took a long nap. I hurt my back lifting Daisy onto the bed Christmas Eve Night and it’s still bothering me. I took a walk yesterday with Daisy, standing up its not to bad its when I try and bend over.
Today I have to go buy cat food, and maybe hit the grocery store. I pulled out my knitting and needlepoint yesterday. I have a scarf that needs finishing, but I made such a bad mistake on it I can’t figue out how to fix it. So I will have to go to the kitting shop and ask for help.