Monday, December 26, 2011

Cookie-less, Gift-less, Card-less Christmas...

What is a cookie-less, gift-less, card-less Christmas like? be very honest - not bad at all!

This morning I realized that I have not had one (or many :-) ) Christmas cookies this year! I have had a bit of a hankering for Date Pinwheels, though. I may still make a batch or two of them this week - just for old times sake. Instead of dates I want to use Calamondin Marmalade for some and Fig Jam for others - both homemade.

Christmas Day  (for me) was a day pretty much like any other day around here. If it wasn't for the internet we would be completely out of touch out here in the boonies!  Got some weeding done and cleaning up in the gardens in the morning. Puttered around the house doing little things of little consequence, sat around for an hour and more discussing the various points of the first season of  "The United States of Tara" which we saw the night before last. We were aiming for a 4:30 Roast Chicken dinner but for various reasons didn't quite make it. Had dinner on the backporch at 6:30-ish, adjourned to the living room to watch the first season of a Human Target, ate Apple Crisp dessert a few hours later, and off to bed by 12:00 midnight.

True, we didn't have much excitement but we did have Peace, which I personally value much more than a racy adrenaline rush any day! 


btw...we did get Christmas cards by mail and email-just did not send any.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We had a quiet Christmas too. Our son was with his future in-laws in Florida and our daughter didn't get to the house until almost 3 pm. The gifts weren't opened until after 7.

I realized yesterday that I hadn't made our traditional candy cane refrigerator dough cookies for the first time I can remember since the kids were born. I couldn't roll and twist the dough with my broken hand. Maybe I'll just make them for out Super Bowl Party. LOL

I'm glad you enjoyed the day.