Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Night

It is 10:40 pm. I am watching the pope saying mass on TV.

Most all the prep is done for tomorrow. The egg bake is all made and ready to be put in oven. Caramel rolls are raising, fruit is all arranged & in a compote. Table is all set. Decided to go with a kind of french country Christmas theme--white battenberg lace tablecloth with a red calico quilted runner down the middle. My big ceramic rooster with a sprig of holly on his neck in center. He is sitting among greenery and berries. White dishes with a red gingham cloth napkin on each plate. Then I decided to throw in a little English. Bought crackers and there is one at each place setting. Vacuumed rugs, scrubbed entry way and kitchen floor. Gifts are wrapped and under the tree I only need to fill the stockings and go to bed. I am looking forward to tomorrow. It goes without saying how much fun it is to be with my adult children, their spouses and the grandchildren.

Merry Christmas, everyone!! Good night.


  1. You are doing a great job of blogging, Pat. And I can just visualize your beautiful table.

  2. I imagine your Christmas brunch was delicious - and your table was beautiful!

    Did you know Hans, Rachel, Josiah and Annika were at the Christmas morning mass with the Pope there in Rome? Hans said Josiah kept referring to the Pope as the king!

    Merry Christmas to you!