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Still Here, Redux (Christmas Planning Edition)

Today is sunny and cold, probably one of the last cold days we'll have before Christmas.

I awoke in an odd but positive mood, very early (for me, on a weekend), got up and did my exercises, after two days of not doing them. It felt good. I watered the still undecorated Christmas tree and the plants, listening to instrumental Christmas music all the while (oh, Shoutcast Radio, I love you!)

Bob got up, and we decided what we were going to have as our Christmas dinner, changing the menu a bit, since he can no longer eat fibery things. No brussel sprouts, damn it. But goose! And two types of dressing, and creamed spinach and a corn casserole, and a (quick and dirty) mince pie, because I miss mince pie, and pumpkin pie, and cranberry relish and Green Slime ... yes, that's what it's called, and I'll probably tell you more about it later.

I am happy about hosting Christmas, and I want to make it a good place for our friends whose wife and mother is in what is essentially hospice care, something that happened relatively recently, and both the son and husband are overloaded and still in emotional shock. They want to come, and we need to provide them a resting space, so Christmas dinner is good. 

But dinner requires planning, something I'm not very good at, usually. Today, however ... planning occurred. I am somewhat suspicious of my subconscious, but I'll let this bit of unusual efficiency run as long as possible. That'll include cleaning, vacuuming, washing the duvet ... yes, hurrah for efficiency, let it last as long as possible!

Tonight? Decorate!

I have three more working days before 9 or so days off. I am looking forward to time to write for 
[community profile] fandom_stocking , and to relax. 

Ha. Relax. Ha. 

I've sent out 38 or so Christmas and Holiday/Turn of the Year cards, and the sun is shining (as I believe I mentioned previously), and I'm about to go on a goose hunting trip. Hurrah!
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Dec. 20th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Mmmm goose. I hope the dinner goes off well and that you do get all the rest you deserve.
Dec. 20th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
I now have most of the things I need to do the dinner, and today is going to be "finish decorating and vacuum" day. The rest of the cleaning can be done Monday and Tuesday night, I hope. And as I said I'm telling people that I'll have my vacation to slow down at least just a little bit. I hope you get to spend the holiday the way you are happiest!
Dec. 20th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm so, so glad things are going smoothly and you are looking forward to your holiday season!

I got the lovely card from you and BB - and the gift inside. Thank you...both of you...ever so much! You have made this holiday a bit easier for my little family. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

Dec. 20th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
Hugs back to you, my dear. It was my pleasure. May your holidays be even better than you expect, and may the coming year be wonderful!
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
Bless you, dearest! Wishing all the same for you and more!!

Dec. 20th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, can't you have a sprout of your own? I love sprouts:p I hope your preparations and plans for your friends go well:)
Dec. 20th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
Heh; both of us love sprouts, and I suspect that every so often we'll continue to have them. I don't think the doctor's prohibition is 100 percent. But this year, I decided that, since we have one other person on the guest list who has a far, far more complete prohibition on vegetable of that sort, that it wouldn't hurt to go with something a little less worrisome to various gastroenterologists.
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