CHRISTMAS 2020 WAS ONE OF A KIND BUT WE SURVIVED
Just a short post today.
George and I went to church on Christmas Eve and I felt very lucky that our church was allowed to be open. I sang solo without music because of Covid and everything went well.
All the preparations for Christmas dinner have been just like when the family was here. I baked tourtieres (meat pies) fruit cakes, cranberry cookies, pecan snowballs. A small turkey, dressing, mashed garlic potatoes with sour cream, broccoli, carrots, and gravy. Broken glass torte for dessert and wine.
I shared some of the food with the family, delivered gifts, before dinner, and George and I sat down to fill our bellies. After dinner, we went to work on a nice puzzle that Jackie, my daughter gave us. It was a 500 pieces puzzle and George was glad because he could find the pieces easier. It was a nice way to wound down.
It was a really fun puzzle to do and pretty easy.
I have taken photos of some of my decorations with my cell phone before Christmas but when I came to upload them on my computer, the cell phone did some binging sounds and the device did not want to show on my computer. I may need to do some updating on my computer. It's the least of my worries right now.
The tree and decorations will stay up till Epiphany at the feast of the Three Kings.
Today I vacuum my bedroom and put everything in order and, ordered my garden seeds from Veseys Seeds from PEI. Of course, I wanted to buy more seeds but realized that I'll never be able to manage it all and pared down my order. Last year, I did not order seeds as I had no soil to plant them in because all the plant nurseries were closed to the public because of Covid. I bought some plants that were mislabeled and instead of having 12 broccoli plants I had 12 kale plants. There was something else that was mislabeled and I was very disappointed.
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas but I know at least three families who had either were alone for Christmas because of losing a loved one, and one was ill and the other is in palliative care. My heart went out to them. Wishing everyone a better year for 2021.
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