Grab a cuppa ! its gonna be a long one!
Christmas eve was spent here at home , doing last minute preparations .My dear friend Linda was out for a visit and helped me roll cabbage rolls for today's dinner.(I soo appreciate this , as it is a tiring task, and all she ever charges me is a small pan for her and her mom to snack on)
Then while they were cooking we went out for a walk, watered the young horses and the Phoenix.
You get the benefit of her photos ,with me in them , jelly bean look intact( Note to self , winter wear especially puffy vest and coat NOT SLIMMING!)
The since we were out there , the conversation wandered to The Phoenix , and Skeeter . Way back I had posted about doing some liberty training with him. But the dang dog has beat me to it !!!
Well I figured I would see if the big guy would dance for me ...
So into his pen I went
And I asked him
As you can see
The answer was a resounding YES!
"Awe Gee mom , that was fun ! Will there be a snack?"
Back into the house and the business at hand .
Wrapped a couple last minute gifts , then started the dough for Cinnamon buns. My plan was to get it to the stage it was rising in the pans then pop them into the fridge to stop them. The all I would have to do in the morning is put them in to bake, and viola ! fresh baked buns for breakfast!
And it worked just the way I planned! Yeah!!
My other helper elf
The finished product
The gang for breakfast
A little down time then whipped up some mashed potato's , and took them and the cabbage rolls to my sisters house for dinner
She put on a wonderful spread , and we all ate , well probably too well but ...
Yes we exchanged gifts , but the greatest gift I received today was the blessing of having my loved ones all close and being able to celebrate a family Christmas again this year Mom was able to come home for a few days on a pass , and will hopefully be settled at home soon in the New Year . and if that wasn't all just as good as it gets , We got my dad to sing for us . took some talking and coercion , but he finally allowed us to film him singing . He won't give me permission to show that video here , as he says he is too rusty , but take it from me .He is not ! He has agreed to practice some , and maybe one day he will let me share it!
For now ,just know that it was lovely , a song he tells me he sang to mom when they were dating
here is a bit of the words
"I'm saving my money to buy you a rainbow A rainbow, to fit on your finger And after I've gone and bought you the rainbow I'll go out and I'll buy you the moon "
What can I say?
A truly wonderful day .I am blessed .
Hope each and every one of you were able to celebrate with loved ones , this special time .
Stay safe and warm