Monday, December 26, 2022

Field Notes- Monday, December 26th. Cold outside but warm inside. Weak sunshine.

 Well, it was a fantastic Christmas.    No gifts- and what a relief that was and will be going forward.  We walked down the street to the Twins house at 2 pm for Christmas Dinner with the Twins' parents and grandparents. We both had on red sweaters. The Twins showed us their Electric Guitar and amp.. wow..........and played carols on it. They also got watches so they can text each other. In the house.  Instead of talking.  It's a New World. (to me)

We had Prime Rib, Baked Ham. Lobster Tails, wonderful Roast Potatoes all crisp and delicious, Broccoli, Carrots, Gravy and warm buttered rolls. We started with a lovely mixed greens salad.  Dessert was Pumpkin Pie and Ina Garten's Cheesecake topped with cherries. We were sent home at 6 pm with a bag full of leftovers for today.  And we had lovely conversation with our hostess's parents in from Rhode Island.  Best Christmas in a long time.

Daughter is very sick with a bad cold.  She stayed home in bed. A Candy Factory Cold from the various employees and their small children who bring germs home from Day Care. She sounded miserable.

The house is Warm.  The Football yesterday.....we missed seeing Baker Mayfield return to glory but did see Tom Brady get trashed. They won in overtime but it was painful to watch.

Husband is still sleeping.  He did something to his back again- I told him not to go down into the basement crawl space to look at the furnace.  He doesn't know ANYTHING about furnaces so why go down there????  It was one of those moments when I wished I lived alone.  

I was delighted to find 8 comments on yesterday's post.  Gosh-......Happy Day After Christmas.  Joanne.


Susan Sawatzky said...

Happy Day after!

Our Christmas was pretty quiet, my daughter and I and my son came down from Denver. My grandson had to work at the Mine in Leadville on Christmas. He gets triple and a half over time so we were all happy for him and will see him on Wednesday when we get to do it all over again. I made Salmon and Cauliflower soup using NYTimes recipes and we had it for brunch.
The soup was labor intensive so I'm glad it was delicious.

DianeN said...

A quiet Christmas here, as always.

Late Christmas Eve supper was tourtiere.

Christmas Day was chicken and dumplings with bread and butter pudding with heavy cream for dessert.

I'm glad you had such a nice Christmas, Joanne. You deserve it.

I hope your daughter feels better soon.

beverly said...

What an enjoyable Christmas dinner. Good company and good food.
Sorry to hear your daughter is ill hope she feels better soon.
Quiet Christmas here. My son spent Christmas Eve and part of Christmas day with his girlfriend. Brought home a Hickory Farms box with sausage, cheese, crackers, and a mustard.
We had that with a nice bottle of wine and watched the Rams beat the pants off the Denver Broncos. I like that Baker Mayfield although we are not Rams fans and I liked his commercials on t.v. Yes Tom Brady always seems to pull a miracle out at the end of his games.

Spent most of today chopping ice out of the driveway before the next snow storm arrives.
Looking forward to what you post tomorrow.