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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 25th ~ With Pictures

Wow. Christmas at Casa de Pobble was a massive success. For two people who took a while to get into the spirit, we certainly found it in spades in time for yesterday. We laughed and ate and told stories and ate and talked and ate and danced and ate.

There were wonderful storms moving in, so we walked down to the river and watched the clouds fly by and the storm build. Watched the pilots navigate the barges through the center of the river and around the bend, in spite of 30 MPH winds. And, as the clouds truly began to blacken, decided it was time to go home.

One of the many joys of it just being the two of us is the timing of the day. With no one else's schedule to keep, you cook when you want. You sit when you want. You wander when you want. About 2:30, we both started to get a little anxious because we hadn't started cooking yet. And then we remembered...it didn't matter. We sat back down and relaxed.

It was a delightful, peaceful holiday, full of laughter and happy tears, fun surprises, and really, really good food. Press play on the music, and check out the pictures. 





We decided to decorate our own wrapping paper this year. One of us is a little more talented than the other, but it was a lot of fun...


Even Bear and his buddy, Snorlax, got into the spirit...


And then, of course, there was dinner...






It was an embarrassment of riches and great bounty ~ and we loved every minute of it. Now, tell me about your day. You know I want to know.

Those are blessed Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

4 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

I'd love yule dinner at your place. The dishes look fabulous. And your day sounds like a delight. Ours also involved a lot of eating; cursing the wet snow that was falling and wondering if we were going to actually get to dinner at the classy resort/spa we were treating ourselves too. Fortunately the snow stopped and the roads were reasonable so we went and it was great. Combined in with no cleanup.

Rose said...

I've been trying to make a comment. Having problems. But anyway I see you had a great Christmas. Merry Christmas to you both!

Mike Christie said...

Brined with cajun seasoning and roasted an organic turkey from the locally-owned market, mashed potatoes w/ Trader Joe's turkey gravy, crescent rolls made from scratch, salad, and cranberry surce. We were delighted, well-fed, and deeply grateful.

BostonPobble said...

Ian ~ Glad the roads cleared for you. No clean up could woo me away from my own kitchen, too, although the meal was as good as it looked.

Rose ~ Thanks for you persistence. Merry Christmas, to you, as well. Hope your day was everything you richly deserve.

Mike C ~ Sounds yummy, especially the cajun seasoning ~ I've become a convert. The deeply grateful part is good, too. That describes us as well,