Sunday, December 26, 2010
The day after Christmas always seems so melancholy. All the excitement leading up to the special day and then it's over for another year. We had a really nice Christmas this year. Chris got me an Ipad and I got him a new Canon camera. I got a bunch of really great books from my in-laws and today I discarded a book I've been trying to read for weeks now in order to begin one called "Cleo, The Cat Who Mended a Family" -- on the front cover is a picture of the most darling little black cat with green, green eyes. I received another cat one about a cat who was born without eyes. And two dog stories too! LOVE.THOSE! So I decided I was not going to force myself to get through a story that didn't hold my interest when I have so many others that do. I really hate giving up on a book though. I also got a "Scrabble Flash" game that Carole and I played yesterday when the guys were watching the Cowboys play. It was great fun. And then I downloaded scrabble on my Ipad and won my first game against the computer. I wasn't really convinced I would use an Ipad but I've been using Chris' to read when I'm on the treadmill and I have become convinced of it's many wonders. Either that or I'm brainwashed from hearing Chris extol their virtues for the last year. Our friends, Ralph & Carole and their daughter Jessica came over to share Christmas dinner yesterday -- we had a feast of ham, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole and fruit salad with chocolate cream and apple pie. No one went hungry that is for sure. I really love having a fridge full of leftovers. It was snowing slightly outside and looked very Christmasy. Good friends, good food and a relaxing day, it doesn't get any better than that!