Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah

What a crummy day here in coastal Delaware - cold, rainy, yucky. Why couldn't it be snow? My daughter is in Massachusetts and they had a foot of snow on Friday and more expected.

Four days until Christmas and I guess I am ready. Actually, Christmas is very low key this year since I won't be seeing my daughter and the grandchildren (they were here at Thanksgiving and will travel to Tennessee for Christmas). I have lights outside and a little tree and decorations up in the house and it looks pretty festive. The packages have been mailed and we will visit my husband's daughter and grandchildren on Saturday. Since it will only be the two of us for Christmas dinner I thought we would go to a wonderful restaurant in Rehoboth which is very Victorian and oceanfront. They have a big Christmas buffet, but when I called for reservations they were all booked. What a bummer. I guess I will make a small turkey with all the trimmings, but I am disappointed. Christmas Eve we will go to church. We are having friends over for dinner on Tuesday night. I will be making my cherry tomato/capers/shrimp pasta recipe. My husband loves this dish and I hope our friends do also.

I hope all of you have a beautiful Christmas. Today is the first day of winter and also the beginning of Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah!


Mountain Mama said...

I'm sorry your daughter can't be with you. It just doesn't feel like Christmas without the family.
It has been very cold here and we have over a foot of snow. It is still snowing and is supposed to continue at least until Christmas. Most of my family live in my town and my youngest daughter and her family are hosting a family party. I live on a hill and am snowed in, but my son in law hopes he can get me. He has chains on his tires. I hope it works!
Sorry the restraunt was all booked up but at least you will get to have some turkey leftovers.
I hope you have a nice Christmas.

Willow said...

You might call everyday and maybe get your name on a waiting list. People might cancel! You can always hope...

Merry Christmas!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hey there,

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Jess said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas... I'm way behind on everyone's blogs...

Be back soon I hope.

Love, Jess

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Hi Violet. Sorry your plans for the special Christmas buffet fell through, but I hope you have a happy, blessed and joyous Christmas in spite of it.

Many blessings for Christmas and throughout the New Year, my friend.

Much Love,


BClark said...

I would be happy to share some of my snow with you. I am glad that you and your daughter have power so can enjoy the holiday lights. I know that many on the East coast are without. I hope your day was very merry.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Violet!

I loved the chicken soup and peppers story LOL how funny.

Hope your holidays are wonderful!!

Hugs, SHerry