animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

christmas: day 2

Christmas Day started off early. Jake woke us up at 6:30 even though I specifically told him not to get us up before 7:30. I should have penalized him one gift. Instead, we let him suffer until 7am. I had to get the ham on at 7:30, so I needed to get up anyway. We opened gifts and I got a lot of great stuff, the best being an art project Jake made for me (a hand-lettered design). My favorite gift from Brian was a pair of noise-canceling headphones. They worked well for my early evening nap.

The rest of the morning was spent cooking. For dinner, we had cappelletti soup, ham, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, lima beans, broccoli, cranberry sauce (brought by my mom) and bread. It seemed like a lot of food for seven people, and it was. But at least I won’t have to cook for the next couple of meals.

My side of the family attended our celebration. Specifically, my mom and dad, brother, grandmother, and the three of us, of course.

After dinner, we opened presents. We got a lot of nice stuff. I got a ton more books to read. I need to get on that. My brother got Jake got an iPad. He hasn’t put it down since he opened it. After presents, we had cookies. Today, I’m back on my diet.

Buster was really good. That’s two days in a row for him!

It was a really nice day and best of all, I don’t go back to work until Wednesday!