Thursday, 24 December 2015
As Mariah Would Say
Happy Christmas Eve, you lovely lot.
The blue arsed fly running about is all but a memory at the bottom of last night's wine glass (my head). I do enjoy the 24th so very much. It's all about anticipation with an undercurrent of excitement. Even my older two are a bit bouncy about it all. Actually they are asleep, but Olly is bouncy enough for all three of them. I shall be prepping and wrapping throughout the day. I also still need to track down a red cabbage. They are like gold dust in West Cornwall apparently. We will be visiting Granny at Godrevy, with a posy of flowers and to give pause for reflection. To think of her, and of others in the family who are facing struggles of their own. And to give thanks for those who have faced difficult times, and come out the other side. I for one will be saying a private 'cheers' that my Dad is now well, and my sister in law is recovering beautifully.
We are having lasagne for tea, because it's an easy supper. And because I fancy it. I have bought some posh ice cream for pudding. I'm expecting Olly will be far too over-excited to get to sleep at a reasonable hour. The older two will be warned not to stay up too late. It will go unheeded of course, and they will slink into the living room tomorrow morning looking like death warmed up. The family are coming to us this year, and so as long as they eat their breakfast, clean their teeth and get dressed by four, they can go back to bed after present opening. I'm not one to demand their presence all day long.
I shall enjoy laying the table and making it look festive. I shall happily potter in the kitchen and hopefully all the food will be cooked to perfection. Thank the Lord for a double oven at times like these. We shall raise our glasses and pull our crackers. We will eat too much, and sit and talk and reminisce. And maybe play games; Cards Against Humanity anyone?
I shall be signing off from here and other outlets for the Christmas period. Trying to at least. But I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for visiting my blog throughout 2015. I appreciate everyone that stops by for a read, and every comment you write. You are all so very lovely.
May your acorns reap and sow in 2016.
With all my love,