Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Quick anatomy of a holiday

It was a fine Christmas. And we weren’t without a tree–David brought home a ‘small’ eight footer several days prior. Peter and he were indeed in charge of hanging ornaments, although I couldn’t resist placing a few.

Jem, Jamie, Olive and Kala joined us for a late dinner on Christmas eve, and the girls (dogs) were beautifully dressed in Suessian outfits sewn by our creative daughter. David made a splendid roast, and I baked our traditional coffee cake for breakfast on Christmas morning, using my mother’s time honored recipe.

As Peter is now a mature fourteen, we rose at a leisurely hour;  a pleasant change from the past twenty-five or so collective Christmases. Everyone was pleased with their gifts (electric toothbrushes all around!) and David surprised me with two beautiful silk carpets he’d picked out and had shipped from Mumbai.

Calls were placed and received to and from all the family members not present, and for two days straight we enjoyed not going anywhere.

I now look forward to the New Year and all of the possibilities it will bring.

Jem's virtual fireplace and mini tree

Merry merry.