We received one of the best gifts we could have had from Mother Nature, today! Rain! It was more of a steady drizzle than a downpour, but, it was enough to wet the ground!
It is Christmas Eve and I am watching the broadcast of the Midnight Mass from the Vatican - a tradition I have been observing for many years, now.
This has been a rather busy week for me. On Monday, my daughter and I did the grocery shopping, among other things. On Tuesday, she helped me order the last few gifts, online, as I needed gifts for all the young ladies on my gift list. Also on Tuesday, neighbor T and I exchanged gifts and I had my piano lesson in the evening. There will be a two week break before piano lessons resume after the new year. We made coconut flat bread for dinner and, later, we baked some spritz cookies.
On Wednesday, my daughter and I cooked a dinner of rice, chicken curry, dhal, and sauteed cabbage and took it to her friend P's parents home, along with gifts for them. We left the packages on their doorstep for them to take in. Later in the evening, I wrapped a few more gifts.
Today, I wrapped the rest of the gifts. I used gift bags for some of my gifts, like the jars of jam. I didn't have many small and medium sized Christmas gift bags in my stash, and, since I didn't think to order them, I used what I had, gluing some Christmas cards to hide the printed logos on some regular store bags.
Friend A called in the morning and stopped by with gifts and cake; daughter and I gave her and her daughters their gifts. In previous years, we would go over to their house to share Christmas lunch with them, but, that is not possible, this year. Later in the afternoon, daughter and I drove by friend S's house and dropped off their gifts, leaving them on their doorstep. Still later, in the evening, daughter's friend P dropped off a gift for her, some specialty Korean groceries she had wanted, and some Vietnamese meat pies P's family had made.
Daughter made dinner, tonight, cooking a Korean version of chicken and vegetable stir fry, with mushrooms, zucchini, and Savoy cabbage.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to order gifts online
- Next day delivery!
- Daughter making dinner
- Being able to exchange gifts with family and friends
Today's joyful activities included exchanging gifts with friends.
How was your Christmas Eve?