Thursday, December 25, 2008
What a Merry Christmas!
Today was a wonderful, lazy, day.
We did something different this year and opened our gifts from youngest to oldest. There was a secret reason that I devised that plan and it worked wonderfully. We actually got to see each present and see each reaction as well. We had planned a special gift for husband this year and wanted him to go last. The plan worked perfectly.
I must say that I was very spoiled this year. You can really really tell how much a man loves his wife when he gets her an electric blanket! I will explain that I am not at all like most ladies my age. Instead of fluctuating between normal and hot flashes , I mostly only have one body temperature: FROZEN! My husband has seen me go to bed with two pairs of socks, and truth be told, one night I had on three pairs. One pair was on my hands! Lucky for me though, this blanket has dual controls, or I am sure I would never have gotten it. The sweet thing is, I really did not think to write this on my list this year. He just knows me.
As I said though, I was SPOILED. He also got me a 12 cup Kitchen Aid food processor, (my request) a very nice Rowenta iron, and 7 pieces of jewelry.
My boys spoiled me as well, youngest got me a silicone rolling pin, and a large bacon press and oldest got me a basic pastry decorating set and a CD.
I had not planned on cooking much today, I was going to thaw out some homemade vegetable soup and be lazy, but when we set up the food processor I had to slice a potato, then another, then a few more. It was FUN. ( I know, I get my kicks in the strangest way) Anyway, after slicing 6 potatoes in about as many seconds, I felt I should put them to good use, so I made scalloped potatoes. We grilled pork chops and cooked some green beans and biscuits and that was our Christmas dinner.
We watched the animated movie WALL-E this afternoon, and other than a bit of picking up here and there, have been really, really, lazy!
I hope you all had a very nice holiday with your families. I hope the gifts you gave were a reflection of your love, and that the gifts you received returned love to you.
I pray you took time to reflect on the greatest gift of all and that Christ has blessed your family as He has ours.