No snow yet! But the weather people say it is coming.
It is Christmas Eve. Attila is preparing our turkey dinner as I write. We decided that we would have our feast this evening, so that neither one of us need cook tomorrow. Leftovers are so very good, turkey sandwiches for lunch, and another turkey dinner for us on Christmas Day, so very good the next day!
It is oh so difficult to eat sensibly at this time of year, so many delicious traditional foods to savour. I have a weakness for candy, chocolate in particular, so I added an extra tablespoon of chocolate chips to my muffins yesterday, just as a treat.
The gifts are wrapped. It is altogether too much fun wrapping gifts for Grandchildren when they are wee! All of our Grandchildren still believe in Santa Clause, although Imp and Elf have their suspicions! In theory, we will see the Grandbabies, Luna and Terra’s children, not Emmi’s, at Terra’s house on Wednesday. We look forward to that get together! Terra works tomorrow, Christmas Day, then she is off work for the rest of the week, so I think she will have a chance to rest before the rest of us descend upon them.
Wishing everyone who joins me here a peaceful Christmas Eve, however you are spending it.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre
Not a creature was stirring, except the meteorologists.
As all eyes were transfixed on jolly Old St. Nick, his herd of furry friends, and an approaching snow storm just in time for Christmas.
Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm are likely across much of Southern Ontario.”
Date: 1:00 PM EST Sunday 24 December 2017
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.3 kPa
Dew point: -9.8°C
Wind: ENE 17 km/h
Wind Chill: -11
Visibility: 24 km
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Maggie and wishing you a wonderful New Year full of love, happiness, good fortune, good health.
Thank you Eileen! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season, and a very Happy New Year!
All my best wishes for a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy 2018 full of laughter and new adventures, Love the hat and booties. Homemade gifts are a real treasure and balm to the soul for the giver and the recipient. We are having a green Christmas so far here in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia but there are rumours of a few cm of snow for tomorrow.
Sandra, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours! May your New Year be one of peace and prosperity. I did enjoy making the booties and hats. Imagining those tiny feet snuggled into the slippers on a cold night, and the hats keeping their noggins warm on a winter’s day. Your part of the world is so very beautiful! It would be lovely to receive just a few cm of snow on Christmas Day, perfect!
We’re safely back from our extended family celebration. The roads were atrocious with 4 or more inches of snow but we persevered.
Merry Christmas to all and safe holiday travels for you and Attila!
Glad to hear you got to enjoy the family celebration and arrived safely back home!
Merry Christmas to you and DH!