Saturday, December 23, 2006

And So It Is Christmas

My last day of school before Christmas break was yesterday. The tree is trimmed, The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. the presents are wrapped, and the house is decorated and clean (well sort of).
The knitting isn't finished and the cookies aren't baked, but Christmas is coming anyway - ready or not. There are cookies at the bakery - and there is always next year to finish the knitting.
We'll be picking up my oldest son, Scott, at the airport tomorrow afternoon (He's flying in from Austin, Texas) and then going to my daughter, Diana's house for Christmas Eve dinner. She is promising fresh scallops this year (she married into a family of fishermen). On Christmas morning everyone will come here for brunch and we will have our 'tree'. That is the Downeast Maine term for opening presents. Christmas night will be relaxing and lazy with a light dinner, since we all really fill up on brunch. On Tuesday, I'll be getting ready for our annual Christmas party on Wednesday, for friends and neighbors. Everyone brings a dish (there is always way too much food) and a gift for the "Yankee Swap". Good times with good friends.
The rest of the week will be 'downtime' and I am looking forward to that! New Year's Eve we usually babysit the grandkids - we stopped going out for New Years when we couldn't stay awake until midnight! Can it really be almost 2007?
A very Merry Christmas from our house to yours!


AR said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!

Anonymous said...

Jane, Christmas will happen ready or not, so don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy! Merry Christmas to you and to yours!

Theresa said...

Enjoy your downtime - I wish I had that this year.