Thursday, December 20, 2007
To Jarneo in Finland and Jaya in Richmond, VA, thanks for signing the guest book.
I've been hanging on to those two cartoons for several days trying to find time and energy to post.
Tonight, I've spent the last few hours catching up with as many of my online friends as I could while listening to Handel's Messiah on CD. Meantime, Ray is watching the BYU channel with their glorious Christmas music.
The YouTube is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "For Unto Us a Child Is Born". (Or maybe not, I'm having problems with YouTube). I'll try it on a separate post and see what happens). Update: It worked as a separate post (see above) and I added the Hallelujah Chorus while I was at it.
I finished up the last of my Christmas shopping today (there's always one last thing I forgot) and dropped by Barnes & Noble to say hi to Tim. To my surprise, my older son, Jim, was there with his wife Melissa and their two youngest. I didn't expect him until tomorrow. We had coffee (or tried to with Jonathan blowing kissed, trying to drink from a straw, and being generally cute while little Zachary slept through the entire thing). I never thought to take my camera along but I'll have pictures on Christmas day. They took me home and picked up the ham and potatoes Jim always cooks for me for holidays. It's really hard to juggle ham and turkey with one oven and having someone do the work on homemade mashed potatoes is a huge help.
It looks as if his three older kids will be here too. I hope so. I don't see nearly enough of them now that they're almost grown. I'll make a few extra deviled eggs and hope they still gobble them up like they did when they were younger. Melissa's 3 girls will spend Christmas with their grandparents (I think). I'll prepare plenty of food just in case.