Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Just over an hour until Christmas Day and then 2008 ends six days later. Time has really gotten the better of me this year. I feel as though the year only just begun!

No White Christmas in our neck of the woods, only rain & wind. Again. Well north and west of here had snow and a lot of nasty ice. Last white Christmas I remember was in 2000.

It's been a nice day at home today. Reading, tooling around on the computer, wrapping gifts, watching Christmas specials & movies. For whatever reason, I have a tradition of making pene pasta with vodka sauce for dinner on Christmas Eve & I did so this evening, browning up sausage and meatballs before adding them to the sauce. I forgot the Cheesecake for desert but that's alright I suppose! Growing up I was always allowed to open 1 gift on Christmas Eve but Vic doesn't go along with that (Grinch!) so I cracked open the foodie gift basket one of my girlfriends sent last week. (It's got all manner of cheese, crackers, cookies, candies, hot cocoa mix & holiday tea in there!) I've been waiting patiently until today to open it!

I hate sleeping on Christmas Eve. I awoke early, about 7am this morning, hopped out of bed and plugged all the Christmas lights in! All that are left on now are the ones on the Tree (which will stay on thru the night - another tradition), the outdoor lights and the string in the corner on my bedside. I'm yawning like crazy but fighting sleep. I can't explain this compulsion to stay awake but it happens from the moment I wake on Halloween morning and again when I wake on Christmas Eve morning! I think because it goes so quickly I don't want to miss any of it (by sleeping). Or I'm just wacko!

Time for me to sign off & go back to watching A Christmas Story (24 hour marathon which started at 8p tonight).

Wishing you & yours a Merry Merry Christmas & a Happy, healthy New Year! Thank you for reading, for sharing your friendship and support. I am so much better for it! Love, Jo

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