Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Day After Christmas
It's the day after Christmas in our ridge top home,
and for a couple of hours we're all alone.
There is ribbon and wrapping floating around,
A broom and a mop will have to be found.
Mom's gone to meet someone in the Valley below,
And chat over lunch about old friends they know.
We'll be off in search of a heated water dish,
the strays are not pleased, a drink is their wish.
We went to church Christmas Day morn,
then back to the house to cook up a storm,
I then covered up, since I was wearing white,
Before making the dinner we'd all eat that night.
I had opened my gift as Pops tended the bird.
I was still in my duster, no one spoke-not a word!
But washing I'll do when all else fails,
As longs as I save up the buckets and pails.
We had pretty girls: little T and her mom,
Bangles and baubles,toys and Pops Tom.
There were cookies and candies, all so sweet,
It's all Taylor could do to not eat every treat.
We had Christmas Eve next door at my husband's parents' house, a wonderful brisket, rosemary potatoes, appetizers and pies for dessert. The next day was celebrated at our home with the traditional turkey dinner and pies by my mom. The day was a little odd since Becky had to take Taylor around to her Dad's side of the family in the morning but in the afternoon she made her way back here to open gifts, and gifts there were! Santa left her a sled filled with small packages, each one holding her explorer gear. She and Pops are going to work on how to use a compass, how to find your direction in the woods (our back yard) so she can follow the directions to find something he has hidden away.
I completely forgot that I threw a duster over my white sweater while I helped my husband load the turkey into the oven and here I am with it on in the Christmas photos. My daughter got me the hand washing tool that was recommended by our fellow blogger. I'm not sure Mom understood why I wanted it, but it will surely come in very handy.
Taylor; however, was more on the fashionable side with her new pink feather from Great Grandma Ann and sparkly hat from Linda, a friend from work. All in all it was a busy day and we were totally exhausted by the time the sun set.
Mom is here for a couple more days and Wednesday our son arrives to visit. We'll be busy for the next few days so posting will be minimal. I can't wait to see how others spent their holiday. Take care- I'll be reading when I can.