Saturday, January 07, 2023

December as we knew it (Part 2)

(If you missed it, you can read the December Part 1 post here.)

The days leading up to Christmas were full of all the good and normal things you expect. Christmas shopping, grocery shopping, appointments, playdates, crafting projects, Christmas movie nights, library visits, and baking days, well actually one baking day. 
But we managed to do most of the things I planned for and somehow everything was ready for Christmas morning. 
After church, we headed to my in-laws to eat an informal late lunch of stir-fry with chicken and salmon, egg rolls, basmati rice with homemade apple pie and ice cream for dessert. The full turkey dinner was scheduled for Boxing Day when the rest of the extended family would arrive.
I didn't send out any Christmas cards or family photo for the second year in a row. But hopefully these collection of posts will be a greeting to all who see them, from our family to yours. 

One thing that Seth and I worked on, but didn't finish before he was due back to school, was watching the various adaptions of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. A couple weeks before he came home for Christmas break, I ordered several different versions through our public library system so that we could watch them and decide which ones we liked best. We only managed to watch one whole musical production and that even took us two nights. But this is one of Seth's favorite stories and one that we read together as part of his Literature studies years ago. Growing up I had friends who were really into this musical so some of the songs were familiar to me. I think some of them even had the songs on... cassette tape(!) to play in their cars and homes.  Clearly another lifetime ago!

(If you're up for it, the last part of the December posts can be found here at Part 3.)

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