These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Such a perfect Christmas!

Oh gosh, what a great day!

At noon I had the chicken noodle-vegetable soup on the stove, low heat, just simmering the flavors. Fresh rolls were baked and waiting. A pot of coffee was ready, so I poured a cup and sat down to read a while as I waited for my guests to arrive. I read a few pages while I sipped my coffee and around 12:30, the arrivals began. It was a small group just six of us, and by 1:00 we were chowing down on all kinds of nibbles, candy and cookies, dips and chips, a delicious humus, cheese balls and several scrumptious breads and crackers, and everything was excellent! We had some wine to go with the delicious snacks, and it became a meal, not just snacks.

Once we sated our initial hunger, we sat down to play some games. Trivial Pursuit was picked, a favorite of mine. I have two versions, The Genius edition and the Baby Boomer edition. We started with the Genius cards, and when some saw the word "genius" they panicked! LOL! I personally think it is the easier of the two. We played in three teams of two per team, and my partner, Zoë and I won that one. Rather easily, if I do say so! ahem!

Then we debated about a different game but several wanted to try the Baby Boomers version. I'm slightly pre-Baby Boomer, and I don't care for that one, personally. No, Zoë and I didn't win, but we were just one behind the winners. The winners who were just lucky at guessing, I might add!  LOL!

While we were playing games, Allan dropped by on his way home from work. He joined us in the eating, but just watched us and laughed at our antics rather than playing with us. He is very good at Trivial Pursuit, BTW. I remember that from long ago. Smart dude!

While we played the second round, we had the soup, and it was excellent, if I do say so. I made it with big chunky veggies, lots of herbs and big, fat egg noodles. I was planning to make homemade noodles, but yesterday I remembered how hard it is to roll out the very stiff dough, and I didn't want to do the work, to be honest. I bought the frozen kind. They're almost as good as homemade.  Anyway, the soup was yummy.

This is the best kind of celebration, in my opinion. It was very relaxing, lots of laughter and fun, no stress at all, no tradition to get wonky over. Several, if not all, of my guests feel as I do about the commercial aspects of the holiday, and it was nice to have no gifting, no drama, no emotional roller coasters; just good company and good food and happy times. Perfecto!

Around 6:30 everyone started getting ready to leave. I had the dishwasher loaded in just a few minutes and poured a glass of eggnog to sit down and enjoy with my book. Ahhhhhhhh. Nice day. Very nice day, indeed.

And how was your day?


  1. We had a very nice day today. Spoke with a couple of our girls and enjoyed a Ham Dinner. So glad to hear that you had such a pleasant day Lyn.

  2. Low key is good! Thanks, Moni, it really was nice, and yours sounds good, also.

  3. A crusty old codger, a good ham dinner with fellow volunteers, and an escaping calf...a laid back day for sure. Thanks for asking. :)

  4. I enjoyed reading about your day, Judy!

  5. Opened gifts at parents house and ate dinner. Good day but my cold has taken a turn for the worse and now I feel crappy.

    I saw the movie True Grit which I loved.

  6. I'm sorry you're icky, Mary. Stay tucked in and have chicken soup! I have some, but I don't think I can get it to you in tome to help.

  7. quite simply wondrous...

    full of tiny hands opening mounds of presents; eating tasty snacks and a great meal ~ then naptime ~ and somehow more mounds of gifts appeared under the tree!

    my heart is full ~ except for a tiny corner empty from missing the youngest son not here for the first time ever at Christmas...

  8. MM, :) and :( But a good day!

  9. Well, I was sick the whole time and still am. And that's all I have to say about it! glad you had a good time though Lyn! Love Di ♥

  10. Di!!!! You gotta stop being sick!! Golly, you guys have had enough, haven't you? STOP IT!! That's an order!!

    OK, OK, hugs for healing winging your way. Love you!

  11. Sounds like the perfect Christmas to me. I LOVE trivial pursuit and soup!!!!


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