Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Time is Here

I'm curled up like a kitten on the couch, watching the Christmas tree lights. The TV is playing an Iron Chef America marathon, and I'm taking a break from the puzzle that Christopher gave me.* In a few minutes I'll have to brine the turkey for tomorrow. And tomorrow will be busy: lots of visiting and lots of eating.

But right now it's Christmas Eve, and we're stopping to be quiet right now. And I'm going to stop and be thankful for a moment:
  • I'm thankful for my loving family, who have done a lot to make us feel loved and remembered while we're stuck over here on the West Coast.
  • I'm thankful for the beautiful snow outside. To think that, after we decided to stay here for Christmas, I'd been sadly singing "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" to myself. Now I don't only have to dream.
  • I am thankful for Christopher, who is just perfect.
  • I am thankful for good rice porridge. We had leftover rice porridge with our supper tonight, and it was perfect.
  • I am thankful for a warm and safe home, for good landlords, and for good friends with whom I can share holidays.
  • I am thankful for bloggers who update on Christmas Eve, when I have too much time on my hands. (Let's hear it for Kate Beaton and Dixie!)
  • I am thankful for all of you, and hope you are all happy, warm and safe.

* We've already given each other our main gifts, since they were for both birthday/Christmas, but we're doing stockings with small presents. We each gave each other one part of the stocking presents this evening.)

1 comment:

The Blog Fodder said...

Isn't it wonderful to be married to someone who is "just perfect"? I wish you two many many years of "just perfect-ness"