THAT TURKEY IS STILL ROASTING IN THE OVEN...THE AROMA PROMISES GOOD THINGS TO COME IN THE AIR!
December 25, 2011
Skip and I are watching THE SANTA CLAUSE while that turkey is still roasting in the oven. We got a late start today on cooking... but, I've already prepared the stuffing/dressing and a nice potato salad.
Skip came into the kitchen earlier and asked to taste the stuffing and said it was 'good!' He walked to the refrigerator to taste the potato salad saying he already knew that was going to be good... he thinks my potato salad is the best he's ever eaten. :)))
My childhood friend, Ms Nancy, came to visit for a little while. She brought us a special gift... some very extra-special and beautiful matching Christmas mugs... they have mistletoe on them! One can look at them and know they are just extra-special with love in them. We will begin using them tonight when we have a cup of coffee with pie.
Ms Nancy, it was so, so nice to see you. It's been a while and I realized that when we got to see you this morning! By the way, I really liked your sweatshirt with the picture of a piece of notebook paper saying 'Santa, I can explain'.... Ha! That was cute!
We are enjoying this Christmas movie! Skip said it's an excellent kid's movie. I think so, too.
Well, back to Christmas Day... here. Skip is eating potato chips while waiting for .. roast turkey, potato salad, stuffing, gravy, sweet peas, whole cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, glazed coffee-crumb cake, iced tea with lemon wedge.........................................and, and..........................
It'll be ready soon! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful day. I had several times where I was sad... especially when I was peeling the shells off the boiled eggs... Tommy always showed up at our home when I boiled eggs for a potato salad.
I did look around in the kitchen to 'see'...if somehow I could see him. On the Ghost Whisperer... it happens. I just want to make sure 'I don't miss anything by not looking'.
I could imagine Tommy standing there with his little special 'mom-smile' on his face and a soft, gentle expression in his eyes saying 'I love you, Mom'. I could never even begin to count the times he always said that to me.
I know I talk about Tommy all the time... I'm going to always speak of him... I knew my son for 40 years and he was a real person, a strong person.. and full of jokes, and laughter, and a big heart.
Turkey's done.. all golden brown! Time to make the gravy for the dressing! We really are hungry, we waited all Christmas Day for this! I hope everyone's Christmas Day evening is so nice!