Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

The days here have been very windy and cool/cold but no snow for our Christmas.  However, I just heard on the radio that 4 inches is forecast for tomorrow which is Boxing Day.  If so, I will enjoy it.  I miss the snow at holiday time.  After that it can go away until next year. :-) 

I have been busy making munchies which we enjoyed yesterday.  It is a family tradition to eat all kinds of favorite appetizers on Christmas Eve. We have done it since the girls were small and it just wouldn't be the same without them.This year we did the usual shrimp and cream cheese, cheese ball, and Meg's cheesy things as well as some pate and potato skins.  Plenty left over to get us through to dinner and some will probably end up in the freezer for later in the new year.

For dinner we will be having roast beef  and figgy pudding in memory of Aunt Evelyn. Veg, 24 hour fruit salad and mashed potatoes along with my grandmother's Christmas bread will round out the menu.  Again, the leftovers will be many but traditions mean too much to ignore.

We will be listening to Christmas carols and the Queen's speech later today, sipping some O'Neill's Famous Egg Nog and probably watching a movie later.

Heartfelt wishes for a Very Merry Christmas to all of you.


  1. And to you, we also have no snow. But we had a fun Christmas and decided to meet again New year's day for football and food. We had so much food, I haven't eaten any of your treats yet, give me a little time, and thank you for our treats. Sorry we didn't have our presents ready. Probably at the lake!!

    1. Don't worry about the presents. I enjoy giving them just as much as not more. Besides this boat is SMALL. Glad you had a nice holiday and will repeat it in less than a week. Give baby James a hug and kiss for me, please.

      Love, Sandy

  2. Merry Christmas, Sandy and Mike! Alas, no snow here, either.
    We hope you are well and happy.
    With love,
    Berwyn and Bob

    1. Happy Holidays to you and Bob. Hope all is going well. We need to meet and catch up the next time we are in the states. Hope 2015 is a great year for you both.