Merry and a Happy

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I’m a little late with Merry Christmas wishes, but we’re stilling lighting Hanukah 
candles, feeling the effects of the winter solstice, and I wish I knew more about Kwanzaa because we’d celebrate that as well. I’ve been spending far more time in front of the stove than in front of the computer and that sounds about right for the  season.   Menorrah Lighting

If filling our house with friends, family, food, laughter and music is how you judge a good holiday get together, then we had a most successful Christmas event.  If you judge it by the time it takes to clean up, then woo-hoo we had fun!  The prep crew started arriving on Tuesday for our big Christmas Eve dinner on Wednesday, and almost everyone was still here late on Thursday night.  By then we had consumed everything in the house except for two lovely heads of radicchio that had managed to hide themselves and one frozen octopus that had had so many adventures getting to our house that it needed it to rest a bit before we get around to cooking it.  Amuse


I am a blessed and happy woman to have such good friends and family to share a holiday with. To everyone who came and shared our table, we love you and thank you for being with us.  To everyone who couldn’t make it, we missed you and toasted you.  To you, dear readers, Merry and Happy and all good things to come in the New Year. Now, back away from the computer and go play with friends and family. ‘Tis the season!Happy Elves

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