Since I "opted out" of Christmas cards (for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was lack of energy!), I put together the card below for distribution by email. It was a whole lot more enjoyable than doing cards and tells the story of our holiday...decorating the front porch, baking, etc The short sleeve shirts attest to the mildness of our weather and the hat is a running gag, which we both enjoyed. Mama would wear it when she took Smokey out for a walk and I wore it for my walks, which gave the neighborhood a giggle based on the toots and waves I got! It reminded me of the Christmas Day Run back in Abqaiq.....the fun and silliness we had!! Those were the days.
|Ready for the Christmas Eve Service.|
Before Christmas she asked me to take some money from her account to get something for myself for Christmas. At that time, I really didn't need or want anything......then, I dropped my camera on the tile floor and jammed the lens. I could get the photos off, but I couldn't take photos. So, she said to apply the money to a new camera, which I did. Wow, how cameras have changed since my last one! I spent the same as on my old camera, but this one has 14.5 mega pixels rather than 6 and 18X zoom. But that's just the beginning....it is "fool proof" BUT...it has WiFi and can move photos to my computer wirelessly. I can also email them straight from the camera, as well as apply all kind of affects, scenes, filters, frames, picture in picture, you name it. The picture below was composed by the camera......the photo I took is of the Merry Christmas cross-stitch scene on my mantel. The rest of the scene was done by the camera!! It's amazing.....and has provided hours of entertainment already.
Back to Christmas Day....after a late breakfast, we finished lunch preparation. Not the traditional fare, but something that pleased us both. My mother is a meat (if I insist!) and two veg person, and the vegetables are 2 out of 5 that she will eat. I had the vegetable Wellington, which is easier that one would think, looks wonderful......and slices perfectly. The one tradition we upheld is that we had more than we could eat!
The remainder of the day was quiet. We called a few relatives and received calls from a few. All in all, it was a good day, for which I am grateful. I think Mama really likes her watch and it has made life a little more normal for her.....and that pleases me.
|It was a Meowy Christmas for everyone!|
And we hope it was a Merry Christmas for you, too!