Although I am still on a semi-hiatus from my regular posts on here, I did want to come on and briefly update.
Christmas day here was wonderful, our first in our new house/new province. We were among the lucky few who did not lose hydro and so we were able to stay warm together in the house and enjoy hours of cooking and eating. On Christmas Eve, I revived a tradition that I had grown up with myself and we had tourtiere for dinner. We also cooked up five lobsters and enjoyed bisque and lobster stuffed potatoes last night for supper. Yes, all homemade. Today I am doing up the turkey with some scalloped potatoes and broccoli and bacon salad.
While everyone was somewhat spoiled yesterday, the best moments were the really unexpected ones. My 15 year old daughter made Shawn a box to keep his watches in. She also got tickets to see a comedienne she loves when she comes to the city next month. Our 13 year old daughter received the box set of the Divergent series and it nearly brought her to tears. My oldest daughter completely spoiled me with a new sewing machine and a dress form, which I’ve always wanted. My husband gave me the most beautiful feather quill and a leather bound, Italian made notebook for me to journal in. Truly lovely and absolutely given with my heart in mind.
Today we are just vegging out, more cooking, more tidying up, getting ready for the best present of all, my oldest coming to visit from Ontario. Hopefully his flight in tomorrow night is on time. I can’t wait to see him and take a new family portrait with everyone.
It all goes so fast, but I’m loving this great time with just the family. We missed going to the big dinner at my parent’s house yesterday, but are excited to see my sister and her family this coming weekend.
In the new year I hope to put up exciting new developments with the last book in the Fayette series (thanks to those of you who bought some of them for Christmas) and then talk about what’s next for me.
Hope you’re all taking time to share new memories with your loved ones.
Happy holidays, all!