Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

We've had some very lazy days here at our place. Very low key. Went out for lunch a couple of times (hey, that reminds me I have some leftover Indian Butter Chicken and Pilau Rice to eat - mmm) and checked to see if any last minute gifts had arrived in the mail (they hadn't, so my sweetie got an IOU for the new Harry Potter movie).

I was amazed at how empty the Parisian streets were on the 24th of December. Everywhere I've lived in the states the streets and grocery stores would be jam packed with frantic people on that day. Not here. It was lovely and rather deserted on most streets and we even had sunshine. The grocery store was less busy than usual even. How about that.

One of my christmas presents was my husband agreed to play Upwords with me. Woohoo! I love that game, but he doesn't think it's any fun to just play with two of us. I've just discovered that there is a computer version of Upwords, so I know what I'm doing with my gift certificate!

Last night we did our traditional cold cuts and special treats buffet. My sweetie stuffed himself with smoked salmon on blini so I had to help out and eat some of the foi gras on toast. Not as bad as I was afraid it would be - in fact I ate several. Mostly I ate Boursin and smoked turkey on my demi-baguette. mmm. We're definitely not vegetarians. We watched the Grinch - the classic animated version, definitely not the Jim Carrey nightmare - and all the Wallace and Gromit shorts and movie. Check out the W & G official site where you can watch a bunch of shorts.

Ripped open presents this morning and spent much of the day playing with my new camera and looking at my new books while my husband used the cue-cat scanner to load his book inventory into his new LibraryThing account. Now he's watching The Sound of Music. Not the movie for me.


Pokey enjoyed the quilted gift bags for sleeping, but both she and Lily preferred the ribbons and wrapping paper for playing.

Hope you all have had a wonderful day, whether you're celebrating the holiday or not. Take care.

10 comments:

Karen said...

How I love Wallace & Grommit. Your Christmas sounds pleasant. Wonder how come the Parisians didn't have to run around getting last-minute groceries?

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas, Tonya! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement today. Round one is over and now we are heading over McKenzie Pass to another inlaw's home for second round of Christmas celebration (in the snow!) Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday and prosperous New Year. Blessings, Sarah

Susan said...

Wow, another commonality. I love Wallace and Gromit! We are always saying to each other, "It's the wrong _______, Gromit!" taking off on one of the shorts. My son got me started on them. Then one of the Mesa Museums had a great display and program around them. PBS ran the shorts and let teachers copy them to show in class if we were studying before going to the museum. It was just a great experience for the children. If I'd had a grant, they were up for trying to film their own! Just couldn't afford it, though. Do you have the movies, too, or was it all on TV?

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas Tonya!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Merry Christmas to you Tonya...sorry the presents hadn't all arrived...I got (myself!) the new Harry Potter so i will watch it for you-thoughtful aren't I!!! Lots of love, Tracey

Kristin L said...

Your celebration sounds great. Such yummy food and a good movie -- I'm coming to your house next year!

Debbie said...

Tonya - just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas as we did here in New Hampshire!

Debbie

Quiltdivajulie said...

Merry Christmas, Tonya ~ and Happy New Year!! There's something so utterly universal about cats sleeping on discarded gift wrap (whether it is fabric or paper).

julieQ said...

Yummy food!! sound so good. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

JulieQ

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas, Tonya and thanks for all your good wishes! Over here in England, the shops are always frantic on the run up to Christmas, and although I don't venture into town myself on Christmas Eve, I understand it's not fun.