In the past Christmas Eve for me has often been consumed by lots of cooking and food prep, gift-wrapping, and houseguests. This year there was none of that. Instead it was just the four of us, and we mostly seemed to lounge around just enjoying each other's company. I helped a neighbor run an errand and popped into the thrift store (a new skirt! a bowl that matches some antique china we have!), and when I got home my husband was vacuuming! That was a sweet surprise! There was playing outside, hand-sewing an invisible zipper into a skirt and then finishing the waistband by machine, a bit of laundry, book-reading, Thai food for dinner (so warm, spicy and comforting), a relaxing hot bath, table-setting for the morning and an excited child who couldn't sleep...but he eventually succumbed just before midnight!
We've been very busy for the past two weeks so a restful and happy Christmas Eve felt like a gift. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!