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December 20, 2013

Christmas

Filed under: At home — Janice @ 11:33 pm

Christmas is just almost here.

I was trying to think tonight what would make this Christmas “perfect.” Sadly, it can’t be perfect without my family and it can’t be perfect if I have to travel. The two cancel each other out. We are going to be home alone for Christmas, which can be very relaxing and fun. Ideal is starting the day with cinnamon rolls and coffee and oranges. Reading through the Christmas cards and letters that have arrived (since Mark hasn’t seen any of them). Maybe remembering to open presents (some years we have totally forgotten that part). Watching a movie. Taking a nap. Reading a book. Taking a walk. All of those things can make for a really nice Christmas Day.

I have no idea what we are going to eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The grocery is closed, of course, so I had to buy enough food to keep us stocked up for a month, even though they only close the ONE day. We could eat turkey and dressing on Christmas Day, but that is if someone (oh, yes, me) cooks it. One year we had a lovely Christmas Day lunch at the restaurant Green Pastures. I don’t really want that this year because that does mean you have to get up and get dressed nicely. But they do make a lovely brunch with every food in the world available to enjoy. And their delicious “milk punch” which is sort of like an egg nog or a melted ice cream with liquor.

Ideal would be playing a card game or working a crossword puzzle. Not that I have done those in the last 20 years or so. But it would be fun. We’ll make phone calls to the families on both sides and some friends, too. Maybe we’ll even do some Skype this year and see what is going on in the other households.

We are traveling a little for Christmas with a fast trip between now and the holiday. That will be fun, the traffic shouldn’t be horrible, and the food, company, and festivity should be nice. I’m looking forward to it.

Full reports along the way, I hope. I don’t want to mess up my Holidaily record!

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