When you work early mornings, you should enjoy a warm breakfast, something that is healthy and will last you well into mid-morning or lunch. Not kick start your day with a donut or some chocolate bark and a coffee or 2! UGH.
This is the landscape of Christmas. Today, I relate my morning eating to the movie ELF where Will Farrell’s elf character, Buddy lives on a sugar fuelled diet! Syrup on everything morning, noon and night!
This “kid” picture dates back to the mid-60’s. Our little Charlie Brown tree that had stashed under it a wealth of fun, exciting gifts. Items that made your imagination run wild.
In the average home the tree is now fake. Presents are either piled to the roof (more is best?) or there are small things like gift cards or electronics stashed on the branches!
Our Christmas past included opening gifts on Christmas Eve – just one or two, then Christmas morning it was waking up to the stockings (which were our socks) filled with chocolates, oranges and nuts. The turkey was just starting to cook, the linens and table settings placed, the hustle of prepping for the day!
I love this picture. Wonderful memories rush back!
The Evans house now has carpet and blinds on that big front window. There aren’t plants in the living room, nor in the house at all (I don’t think.) and I’m not sure if my sister – in – law will be creating a Christmas meal on the 25th for her family.
The expanded Evans clan will gather on the 24th at my nephew’s. He is a father to 3 young boys. They have started new traditions that still sound out with the squeals of excited kids and paper flying as great grandmother, grandparents and great aunts and an uncle gather. There will be food and fun!
Whether your Christmas is epic or a warm cozy simple exchange, I hope that is filled with memories to last a life time.
The Christmas crackers are packed and the gifts have been selected. Parcels have arrived from afar and I’m sure there will be a buzz starting as soon as work and school are finished tomorrow.
Enjoy your Christmas season and celebrate the dawn of a new year.