On the first day of Christmas

And so there we were. The family. We actually opened presents before dinner because no one could wait. And that’s sort of funny because they were all small presents. Not big, grand surprises. And I think everyone liked their stuff.

Owen brought over a record player and a bunch of Christmas 78 RPM records. They still play, too. Lots of crackle and pop. Amazing.

There was a roast at least a pound bigger than we needed, making me wonder what I’m going to do with the food I defrosted for tomorrow because we have a lot of food. Really. A lot of food. An entire unopened key lime pie, too and half a cheesecake.

Good thing I didn’t also make apple pie.


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

52 thoughts on “ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING – Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. I was only expecting my son, but then I discovered that my granddaughter and her mother just assumed they were coming, even though no one had called me to talk about it. So it was five for dinner and I realized I don’t cook for a lot of people very often anymore. I keep thinking it should be someone else’s turn already … shouldn’t it?

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            1. Garry has been hunting for a mince pie all year. They don’t sell it anymore, so you have to buy the mince online and it’s expensive, THEN bake the pie. We went with cheesecake and never made it to the Key Lime (my personal favorite). Everyone was stuffed from dinner. No dessert room!

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    1. We listened to Bing on old ’78 recordings last night — “White Christmas”, “Silent Night” and other goodies including Gene Autry’s “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer”. So very nice. Merry Christmas, Pat and Marcel.

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    1. Squirrel, I could hear those “extraneous” sounds on the ’78’s – with my cochlear implant. Made it all the more enjoyable. Merry Christmas, Squirrel.


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