Staying at my son's place for Christmas. He made a couple of Cornish
Game Hens and stuffed shrooms last night. Today he made a nice breakfast
of: coffee, fresh baked crescent rolls, sausage patties, bacon and
loose scrambled eggs with scallions. We will be enjoying a late dinner
tonight of prime rib. We have been enjoying a bit of the excellent crab
dip I made for this weekend. For desert tonight, I made a pan of
chocolate brownies from scratch; they have a very heavy kind of, sort of almost cake-like outer layer
with a heavy chocolate fudge-like inside. Hope to also enjoy a wee dram of
the Balvenie 14 year old Week Of Peat; I gave my son a bottle of that
along with a few other things. Been drinking a variety pack of Paulaner
bier in the mean time.All with a nice tree to enjoy looking at.
I got a bunch of very nice Christmas presents: an AR-15 carry case (from my Secret Santa), and
this stuff from my family & my son's girlfriend: a winter hat, 3 lbs of
excellent coffees, 1 pound of dark chocolate covered whole cherries, one 12 pack
of Mounds bars, a $50 gift cert. at Target Sports USA (bought three
boxes of 380), a calendar, a Roku Premiere (streaming controller) and a
couple of things I got for myself: a Beretta APX A1 Carry and a winter
coat (that has to go back for an exchange, way too tight in the
shoulders wide at the bottom as if for Baby Huey).
I also 'got'
to help him clean up the leaves in the front yard by moving several loads of them, on a
9x12 foot tarp, into a long pile about 4 feet tall by 6 feet deep by at
least 35 feet long - in his backyard up along a fence. I hope it is not
windy anytime soon.
I gave him and his gal-pal each a NERF gun, him a 6 shot revolver and her a many shot (I think 16 shots) NERF rifle with a couple of extra bags of NERF darts. They already had a blast with them.
Of course they got some other goodies from me too. I sent my wife & daughter some coffee and a couple of gift certificates at one of their favorite restaurants and my grandson got a nice scooter and a flying ball from me. Oh yeah, also sent him a gift card for a Carvel ice cream shop.
Not forgetting the religious side of the day - which I believe is all about giving (as in Jesus being God's gift to mankind). I hope your Christmas has been a merry one and as spiritual as per your beliefs. Mine has been excellent in all regards and it truly has been better to give than to receive this year as in most if not all. Besides gifts to family & friends, I made sure to give a decent donation to one of my favorite charities a day or three ago.
A special shout out to Jen & her family - Merry Christmas my friends!
All the best,