Monday, December 24, 2007

I am filled with Christmas cheer (wine) and roast beast. The roast was reminiscent of the one the Flintstones eat. All these tantalizing treasures that surround us at the holidays seem to taste all the better when surrounded by family... and washing them down with a yummy pinot never hurts.

At the last minute we found out that our 85 year old neighbour was alone this evening; her husband went to Cuba. (at Christmas !?) We forced her to come for dinner. I think she enjoyed herself. She is a really sweet lady. She spent 5 years in a concentration camp. 5 years. What an incredible life. What a journey. I am so glad she was here.

The kids were wide eyed and slightly high on sugar this evening. Babs finally fell asleep after having snuck into my bed. There she was nestled in all of the pillows with her blankie wrapped about her and her bunny snuggled in beside her. I scooped her up and returned her to her bed. I almost crawled in beside her... but I had to help Santa put out the goods. Roo was asleep with a Santa hat firmly on his head with his long eyelashes gently sweeping down over his cheeks - his - almost no longer chubby - cheeks that get less baby and more little man by the day.

The evening is winding down and I am soon off to tuck myself into bed. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa is good to all of you and that all of your Yuletide dreams come true.


B.E. Earl said...

Cuba sounds like fun at Christmastime. Warm, at least. And you Canadians are free to travel there. Nice.

Hope your day is awesome! Merry Xmas!

KAYLEE said...


elizabeth said...

Earl - I could have done the Cuba thing but I don't think I would have wanted to go and leave my significant other alone. That's just mean.

Kaylee - I did honey. I love Christmas. Except for missing a couple of people I would have loved to have had beside me but couldn't - it was great. Sorry to hear that you didn't ;-(

John said...

Merry Christmas to you too! :) Hope you had a good one.

Glugster said...

I know this is a bit late but rather late than never! Merry Christmas! I know you had a wonderful time!!!

kaylee said...

Oh thats great.I didnt have a terrible day on christmas its just that i opened my presents much later than my family and was alone by choice most of the day.due to not feeling well.;)

elizabeth said...

John - Thanks!! ;-)

Glug - Thanks!! ;-)

Kaylee - here's hoping that next year Christmas is one of your best days!