Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

I couldn't write that it looked a lot like Christmas unless you think fog is the kind of weather you should have on Christmas. There's plenty of snow on the mountains surrounding our valley but with a cloud or fog touching the ground, that snow isn't visible. Of course many people have decorated the outsides of their houses which can usually be seen through the fog.

I've decorated inside as much as I plan to do. We no longer put up a big tree because our cats thought it was a play toy for them to climb up and down and knock off all the ornaments. Instead, we have three smaller ones here and there and three manger scenes on the mantel. A collection of stuffed moose, a snowman on skis and
several Teddy bears are scattered around the hearth.

Christmas Eve a few relatives will be over to eat and unwrap gifts.

I'll be up early Christmas morning to put a 20 lb. turkey in the oven, make a large batch of dressing, candied yams, and green bean casserole. At noon we'll cart everything over to the church. This will be our 2nd annual free Christmas dinner for anyone who has no place else to go. We even deliver dinners to those who can't get out and pick up those who want to come who don't have transportation.

My job last year was to help dish up food. Many of my family come to help: husband, son and daughter-in-law, granddaughter and her fiance. You have no idea how fulfilling this is and I'm truly looking forward to it.

Merry Christmas everyone.


Marilyn

3 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Giving really is SO much better than receiving!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

We really loved doing it last year and I'm sure we'll have a much bigger crowd this year.

Monti said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas. You are truly amazing!

Monti
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