Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Merry Christmas!

Welcome to March. In a couple of weeks the clocks change. (Why-oh-why-oh-why-oh?)  Here is the  precipitation data from previous years:

This is part two of my post, from Saturday. We deferred our Christmas exchange until now. Just to be cautious with COVID and all.  After our birthday lunch [Part 1: What a treat!] we hung out until Josephine had to go to her leadership camp on Zoom. She was at it from 12:30 to 6. 

Josephine took some macro photos of the flowers JB sent me for Valentine's Day. 


After lunch, Josephine kept on taking photos! I posted them to her photography album for the extended family to see. It's really difficult taking fishy photos!



The cyclamen is doing really well. It was a gift sent with my first online grocery order three years ago, at the beginning of COVID–19. Jos photographed all sorts of things.

Goldfish plant:

Josephine had coworkers, while she was in the office participating in her leadership camp on Zoom. They made masks. 



The rest of us played at the curling game, hung out, and chatted. We had a ceremonial glass of sherry, which my late parents loved.

My SIL, Jean-Luc, prepared the turkey. mashed potatoes, green beans, and roast carrots. Caitlin made the stuffing. 

As dinner approached, Caitlin put on some Christmas songs. JL continued to cook up a storm.

There was dancing involved! Photos were taken, and I put them into a video, just for more action!




Isabelle always gets a leg, her favourite. She made the fresh cranberry sauce, which Grampa has to have with turkey!  

The men looked serious, but we laughed a lot and caught up with school stories.

After a traditional turkey dinner, it was Christmas. What is fun is that the presents were bought and wrapped by early December. I didn't even remember what I'd wrapped, for the most part. It was a surprise for all. It was wonderful seeing them. 

Isabelle gave me a painting of a heron she had done. It is lovely. I hung it up on Monday. A good time had by all.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...Christmas should come more than once a year.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
this is joyous for sooo many reasons... but WAIT! You have a home curling game??? Colour me green... YAM xx

Barbara R. said...

So glad to read about joy...and lovely food too! Happy belated Christmas/birthday!

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you enjoyed yourselves.

eileeninmd said...

Love all the flowers. Merry Christmas!

Take care, enjoy your day!

Lorrie said...

Merry Christmas! What a happy time to be with family. The dancing videos made me smile. Josephine takes lovely photos.

Christine said...

Lovely to have the grandies back! Great photos Josephine! Thanks for the time change reminder, I have a dentist appt that Monday morning.

Red said...

So you had Christmas without all the Christmas rush. Everybody was relaxed and enjoyed the festivities.

RedPat said...

It is so nice to actually have some fun!

Ontario Wanderer said...

Love the fish photos!

Olga said...

Oh, what fun! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too!

The Furry Gnome said...

You look like you 're having such a good time dancing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like you had a great time!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I think that you have just proved that Christmas is a state of mind rather than a fixed date, and celebrated in March is just as valid as a festival in December.

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous day! I loved the dancing and all the fun. I loved having Christmas late -- it made me enjoy it all the more! I think you might have, too. And Josephine is quite the photographer. Well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved reading both posts about your delayed celebrations. What a good time -- all well worth waiting for and it makes total sense that you did! (We are still being pretty careful, not going out to eat at all etc etc..... But feeling a bit better about going to the grocery store and other necessary stops since we've had our booster shots.