For the few of you who read my blog, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best in this coming year. I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends, and have a little time off to be able to enjoy the season
As usual, I’ve been experiencing my anti-materialism gloom. Dear Husband has done the “hit the pavement” shopping, while I’ve handled what needed to be ordered via the Internet. It helped to be able to spend a day baking with two of my nieces, and celebrating with our exercise class.
Our exercise guru opens her house to a pot-luck brunch immediately following class on the final session in December. I subbed for her so that she could be ready for her guests, and class was very pleasant. The day before, DH made his famous latkes, and I baked “egg muffins.” The muffins are basically scrambled eggs poured over chopped veggies and cooked chopped meat and/or cheese. I cooked them for 24 minutes in a 400 degree oven. They puffed up, and then sank as they cooled. They make a very convenient breakfast, and can be refrigerated for several days and reheated.
I have lots of wrapping left to do for our kids and granddaughters. We’ll see them several times this holiday season. In addition to Christmas, we’ll take them all out to a marvelous seafood brunch.
I’m looking forward to hanging the bird feeder that my sister gave to us as a housewarming present. It’s a platform that holds a suet/seed ball that has fruit added to make it look like a little owl. I plan to put it out Christmas Eve so that we can watch the birds.
My family has already met for the year. It’s so large that it has become difficult for them to clear the decks to gather, and….a number of them are spread out over the U.S. This year we were instructed to choose a DVD to give, and a “snack” to go with it. It’s tough to buy a DVD for a drawing, so there were some hits and misses. We ended up with two Mark Wahlberg action movies, and a Nicholas Sparks chick flick. lol
January 2nd, my quilting bee will come for a Soup Supper night. I’ll make several soups and provide bread, salad and dessert. This will be the first time most of them have seen our new home.
I’ve enjoyed this Christmas more than several in the past, but the materialism really bothers me. The push to get the best price and the perfect piece of technology misses the point of the season. I’d rather spend time with friends and family and not worry about gifts. So, I’m the Grinch. I hope you all will carry on the Season for me.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!