Monday, December 25, 2023

This Christmas

The fluffiest breakfast pudding was made and consumed, mulled cider was quaffed with and without whisky shots, pears that arrived as a gift were shared, Whamageddon was repeatedly and intentionally lost, presents were opened, exclaimed upon and loved, every gift bag, sheet of wrapping/tissue paper, and gift box was saved for next year, walks were undertaken despite the soggy day, some difficult conversations tackled, Zelda was played, grandparents were called, Christmas biriyani was made, a raucous dinner had, and the non-resident kid's laundry was folded + kid and laundry were delivered to their residence.

My favorite presents were the picture of me and Scout (it's already been placed at the family altar), a HUGE donation made for medical relief in Gaza, and a coupon for a drawing from Nu. So many books! It was so sweet that At gave me books that had duplicates (Vengeance is Mine, The Berry Pickers) in the big haul from Big A (Judy Chicago! Vauhini Vara! Gusto Obscura!), so I'll keep At's copies and return Big A's.

Pic: By Big A. The many branched antlered human reindeer made a reappearance this Christmas.

7 comments:

Gillian said...

Happy Christmas.

StephLove said...

Sounds like a very merry day.

Nance said...

Love this jolly photo with everyone in matching lounge pants.

Christmas found a way to be a gift for both you and the people of Gaza. Joy for you both, Joy shared. I knew there would be a way.

I'm so glad.

NGS said...

Your matching pajama pants are amazing!

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Sounds wonderful! I also got The Berry Pickers and am looking forward to it!

maya said...

Thank you, friends!

Life--I am as well!

Sarah said...

Love this photo— so joyful

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