My daughter and I have had a relaxed day, today. It was sunny and 80F! My kind of weather!
I made French toast for brunch and daughter and I both enjoyed it.
I spent the afternoon and early part of the evening wrapping up some of the gifts (the rest were put in gift bags), making a couple of additional cards, and writing out gift tags. This year, I am using the fronts of old Christmas cards as my gift tags.
My cousin had invited us to Christmas lunch at her home, tomorrow, but, I told her that I wasn't comfortable attending a large gathering (I know that none of them will be wearing masks) and she understood. But, I'm planning to go in the morning, to drop off gifts. My cousin's two grandsons (aged almost 4 and 6) will receive books. Gifts for the adults include peach chutney, herbal teas, jar candles, a plaid scarf, and a table runner. They are mostly token gifts, but, I 1 like to give at least a little something to everyone.
The table runner is reversible and has a plain beige back, making it suitable for use during the rest of the year.
In the evening, we ordered pizza to be delivered - a bit of a splurge, but, it's Christmas Eve! There's plenty of leftovers for later in the week, too.
I will be watching midnight mass from the Vatican, tonight, and then, we'll go to sleep.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being together with my daughter on Christmas Eve
- A warm, sunny day
- Being able to give gifts to family and friends
- Delivery people
- Being able to afford the occasional splurge
Today's joyful activities included relaxing with my daughter and getting the Christmas gifts ready.
I hope you all had a peaceful Christmas Eve and may your day be filled with joy, tomorrow, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.
Merry Christmas to you and your daughter. I hope you both have a lovely time xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. Merry Christmas to you, too. I hope you enjoyed some homemade bread for breakfast this morning! :)Delete
Yes, I did 😀😀Delete
I'm sure it tasted delicious! :)Delete
Merry Christmas, Bless, to you and your daughter.ReplyDelete
80 F sounds pretty good right now. We are in frigid temps here in the east along with many others. I am only venturing out when necessary.
Thank you, June. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Stay warm and safe in those cold, freezing temperatures!Delete
I know your 80 degrees pleases you. As far as our temperature?ReplyDelete
Let's just say you would most definitely NOT be happy lol
Enough said about that.
Your tree looks very pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your daughter.
Merry Christmas to you, too, Debra. Stay warm and safe in those frigid temperatures! I'm sending you some of our warm temperature; it's 82F right now as I type this!Delete
Your tree is lovely. I hope Dancer is behaving. One of our cats loved to shake the branches till something fell off! I hope you had a lovely day. We got up late and were quiet, but Face Timed with the family which was great. I had a nap this afternoon - a lazy day.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bushlady. Dancer has been very well behaved, sleeping under the tree from time to time, but, not touching anything. He has even stopped trying to eat the artificial pine needles! LOL. We did have a lovely (and warm!) day and we, too, took a nap in the afternoon! :DDelete
That sounds wonderful, Bless. Merry Christmas. It was a nice sunny one this year.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Stephenie. Merry Christmas to you, too, and all the best in the coming new year. :)Delete
A perfect way to Christmas Eve. Your tree looks beautiful. XxReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. Yes, it was a perfect way to spend Christmas Eve. :)Delete