Andrea here. Well, for those of us who celebrate the holiday, Christmas is over . . . or is it? I don’t know about you, but over the last few years, with family all having different plans for how to spend the holidays, it’s not always easy to meet up on the 25th. So for me, “Christmas” has become rather fluid, sort of like the “parlay” in Pirates of the Caribbean—a guideline rather than an etched-in-stone gathering.
On Sunday I zoomed with my nephew, niece-in-law and their newborn in Wyoming, then with my younger brother who came down with covid and was in quarantine, then face-timed with my niece who was walking on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific, and then texted with my nephew, who was surfing in Costa Rica.
Tomorrow, I am driving to Massachusetts to visit with my older brother and his wife, who are both fabulous cooks. I love to cook too, so we will crack open a good bottle of wine, spend a fun evening in the kitchen whipping up some wonderful dishes, and then sit down for a splendid candlelit dinner,
And today, a dear friend stopped by for tea and cookies—and brought me a delightful candle carousel as a gift, which we decided was exactly what a Regency man of science would have created to keep his friends and family amused!
So, this year Christmas has turned into a week-long party. What about you? What with modern life, do you find yourself having multiple celebrations? Whenever and however your celebrate Christmas, I hope it was full of warmth and love!