In some traditions the faithful attend church on this eve and then open presents. I suppose that traditions are exactly that and that they always feel right to those who hold them. However, I'm rather glad to have had and still to have the anticipation of Christmas Morning and the excitement of both children and adults descending to unwrap their bounty. Bug, in particular and much to the consternation of Butterfly, used to get us up pretty darn early, but her excitement was both charming and contagious. Oddly enough, she now appears to be the family member who is least enthralled with the event.
In the spirit of traditions, may I also inform you that ours went well yesterday. The Christmas turkey got cooked to perfection, carved and made ready for tomorrow's feast. Our burgers and fries from the local and independent Katchups Grill were wonderful. At the Grill, when I confessed to be a first-timer, they proudly informed this new but not last-time patron that not only were their fries made fresh but their burgers were also done on-site and contained no fillers. From now on Katchups will be my burger joint of preference in this town.
For a number of years, I made my own Christmas cards, printed them on my own printer and sent them out. I'd even design and print the envelope as well. Some people told me that they even saved the envelopes. Well, I'm either getting lazy or it's a case of been there and done that for this is the second year that I have resisted that making that effort. Last year I did post a previous card on my blog when I also wrote about this very same day in Fine Turkey, Greasy Burgers, and Best Wishes, but I have nothing for you this year except my best wishes and a referral to this card that I found on Debra's blog, As I See It Now. It's from Ashland University and is quite wonderful. When you click here, read and follow the instructions to the bottom left in order to view the whole card as it is presented.
Meanwhile, once more I wish you a
Very Merry Christmas
I will try to visit as many of your blogs that I can get to and wish you the same there. Then, I think that I shall give you all a break for a few days. Be well. I appreciate both your posts and your comments. Keep up the fine work.