Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Is Over - Or Is It?

Christmas is over.

All that is left is the food. We couldn’t eat all the food we prepared. We even sent food home with everybody that wanted some, and still have an abundance. We bought more ham and sirloin roast than we needed with the thought of it is better to have enough than running out.

Speaking of the sirloin roast: The new rotisserie did a fairly good job. I got several complements on how good the meat was. No need to thank me, thank Mr. Rotisserie.

Wait! The food is not the only thing that is lingering around. The Christmas decorations are still hanging or sitting around. We decided to take our time putting it away. We have always put away the Christmas decorations by the New Year, but decided this year not to set a deadline. No need in rushing into a heart-attack. We will take our own sweet time.

The gifts. It would just be plain rude and self-centered to quit interacting and gather all your gifts up and go to another room and piddle with them. All that will come in due time - your interacting with your Christmas gifts will last months and months.

So, we can’t say Christmas is over. We still have the food, decorations, and gifts. About the only thing over is the 24 hour TV showing of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story. It was played one after another from Christmas Eve to Christmas Evening. We had it on a lot, and have seen the movie several times in the past, and each time I saw it I noticed or picked up on something that went past me the other times.

And our immediate family (plus a son’s girlfriend) got under one roof, not once but twice two days in a row, which was the best Christmas joy of all.

I hope all y'all had a Merry Christmas also.



Blogger Suzanne said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday feast and time with the family. Very nice!

We always have too much food to, in part because my husband has this weird fear of starvation. He overcompensates to be sure that there is much more food than needed, just in case. Note: he has never been poor or even close to going hungry, so the roots of this obsessive fear are a mystery to us.

9:24 AM  
Blogger ET said...

I have a fear of starving too. So far I have at least successful preventing that.

5:26 PM  

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