24 December 2009

Thoughts on Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve. I'm home, alone, and happy. That's what matters, right? I spent a busy day visiting first Kit, then my parents. I cut my mom's hair. My sister Lisa was there to visit also. We all went out to lunch. The traffic killed me!

I came home and started cooking, which was very therapeutic. It was a rough night last night and a tiring day. I put together the lasagna that I'll cook on Saturday. Made Fumi salad and hot artichoke dip that I'll bring to my brother and SIL's tomorrow. The house has been silent and very peaceful for hours. The only sound is that of the clothes dryer. The smell is from my new candle that is the BEST ever. Here's that story: I was checking out at Bed Bath and Beyond the other day. I smelled a wonderful smell. I asked about it and the cashier said it could be any of the candles. It was the one right in front of me. I bought a votive. When I got into my car after work, the whole car smelled wonderful from the candle. Today when I opened the BB&B bag, the smell wafted out. I have it burning right now. It's by Yankee Candle and it's GOOD AIR odor eliminating just plain clean. No, this isn't a paid endorsement :)

I need to wrap gifts. Just Emily's. The rest, and there's not many, I'll wrap tomorrow. Emily will go to her dad's in the early afternoon and I'll go to my family at 3:00. If I'm lucky I'll find a movie to go to on my way. There's so many good ones out there. I hope to see at least 5 over the holidays. That's my expensive goal.

Saturday will be spent with my friend Julie. She's the one that set Rob and me up. The guys will be down in the recording studio all day. Julie and I will go shopping and to a movie. I'm bringing the lasagna over for dinner. I was going to make a dessert but I'll bring one of the many sweets given to me by my clients. We'll all have dinner together, watch a movie, etc... It's going to be a great day. Emily will be going to NYC with her father and step mom on Saturday for an overnight. They do that every year. My ex's family lives in Brooklyn. Em and Tony and Maggie usually stay at the Ritz in the city. Skate in Central Park. Go to Tavern on the Green. Not shabby. They always have a good time.

Happy Christmas Eve to all my friends. You mean more to me than you know.

9 comments:

KathyA said...

So glad we're friends. Merry Christmas, Cheryl.

Mary said...

Lovely pic of a lovely couple. Been busy - very busy! Just wanted to wish you a wonderful rest of the holiday season.

Seth M. Ward said...

Merry Christmas Cheryl! Wish we had all that snow here! Be good to yourself!

C.A. said...

I absolutely LOVE that picture! I am blessed to know you, Cheryl, and hope you have a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. You are my role model for learning how to be OK with being alone sometimes. :)

Hugs...

C.A.

Jamie said...

That photo is awesome. And the two of you --- you look awesome, too.

Merry Christmas Cheryl. Big hugs. Be happy. xo :)

JulesD said...

Merry Christmas Cheryl, Rob and Emily!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Merry Christmas....Happy Holidays! Stay safe, stay warm and most of all....be happy! I think you are an awesome woman Cheryl and I hope this holiday season is one of the best. Now go make some wonderful memories. Hugs!

heiresschild said...

sounds like a wonderful holiday. enjoy!

ac said...

Merry Christmas! Just stopping by to wish you well. hugs! ac

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