Friday, December 23, 2011

Making Christmas

OK, it wasn’t actually Christmas but close enough. I spent rather a frantic day yesterday getting ready for our Solstice Dinner at Milady Daughter’s. I made chocolate bark with almonds and craisins, shortbread cookies, a large green salad, and 8 greeting cards, plus wrapped 5 sets of little jammies. I cleaned up the kitchen. Twice. And I managed to get it all done by 4pm. I was going to take photos but ran out of time and light. And energy.

Of course that wasn’t nearly as frantic as Milady Daughter’s day. She somehow managed a yummy turkey dinner with all the trimmings! She rushed home from work at lunchtime just to get the turkey in the oven and rush back to work. Their nanny helped out during the day with some of the housekeeping and prep which was a blessing – along with looking after Rosebud. And I supplied the green salad, cookies and chocolate while Nana supplied the dessert. T-Man supplied the wine and the kids supplied the entertainment.

And they were very entertaining too. Super-Princess really got into the Disney karaoke while her brother learned how to go bowling with the Wii. Super-Princess gave her little cousin Rosebud the gift of a cool jewelled necklace she made for her which was very well received. Presents and cards were exchanged and the Grandbeasties even liked their jammies which they promptly tried on. Perfect fit for all. Yay.

We had such a good time that we didn’t get home until after 11pm which for us is kind of like 1am for most people. Today I have a migraine. Bleh. But it was lovely to spend time with our kids, grandkids and of course, T-Man’s mom. She’s the last of our parents so that was 4 generations together for our Winter Solstice celebration. Now on to the actual Christmas at our nephew’s and then, ummm…we kind of slipped and said we’d host New Year’s Day at our house. Yikes! What were we thinking? Must have been all those Holiday Peace and Love fumes, huh? Don’t think that’s what caused the migraine though.


Ev said...

So sorry to hear about the migraine after what sounds like a lovely day. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, Louisa, and an awesome 2012.


Sharon in Surrey said...

Too bad about the headache but you stayed up too late, ate too much, partied too much & are going to do it all over again in three days??? You deserve that headache!! Seriously, cool cloth over eyes, heated grain bag under the back of the neck at the base of the skull, lay on bed with gentle music or good audio book & the head will feel better after a nice nap. Oh, drink tons of fluid today too.

Louisa said...

Awww...thanks, sweeties! I just took it easy and the headache was better by evening. Got out for a little fresh air too. Migraines happen. And not nearly as often as they used to. As these things go, mine are pretty minimal.