Well its almost done for another year. We went to the candlelight service at church, and it was good. Someone sang O Holy Night, so beautifully it moved us to tears, in fact. Another year of my children successfully lighting and holding candles during the service and not causing a fire. So Ive got that going for me.
We came home and the kids opened one present each and played with their stuff for a little bit while munching on cookies and candy. T and I watched a little bit of White Christmas. Kids put out cookies and milk for Santa. We cant put them on the fire place hearth (or whatever its called) because the dogs would eat (and fight over) the cookies and the cat would drink the milk, so we left it all on the kitchen counter with a note to Santa telling him where to look.
Then we took nine baby carrots and threw them on the lawn for the reigndeer (nine, because we count rRudolph). Which reminds me I CANNOT forget to go out there and pick them up, and leave one with a bite in it on the lawn.
The kids went off to bed and I filled the stockings. I had thought I lost my mind at one point because I could have sworn I bought two little cat toys for the cats little stocking, but I could only find one. I looked everywhere where I was working, I even emptied stocking I already filled in case I put it in one by mistake. I checked in the closet and didnt find it. Then I saw the cat sitting rather smugly (well, how else do they look really?) at the top of the stairs, so I had an idea. I went down stairs and sure enough, there was the catnip mouse, still attached to the cardboard, and wet with cat spit. Sneaky little creep, she took it while I was stuffing stockings. So, I took it away and put it in the stocking. At least I know she likes it.
I am all done preparing the breakfast for tomorrow. Company eggs or breakfast casserole. I plan on posting the recipe sometime this week, Now, all I have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning and its done. Sweet. Now Im tired, so Im going to go to bed and try to get some sleep before the kids wake up. So...
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight.