It is still Christmas at our house -- what about yours? I worked so hard right up till the time we left for the airport late on Christmas Eve to pick up our family that I hardly noticed. Since then, I have just enjoyed their company and the fruits of our labor. No Christmas cards were sent this year -- just no time. (Sorry about that everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!) Most of the other usual rituals on the run-up to the big day got lost in the shuffle, too. Now it is time to enjoy it with the ones I did it all for in the first place. I do not understand the concept of yanking it all down the day after Christmas.
We have a happy piece of news to share! Brendan and Heshi told us they are now formally engaged, and they will be getting married in China in Heshi's hometown (which I cannot begin to pronounce -- it is in Northern China) in about a month. Boxing Day officially marks their engagement day, the day they have gone public (i.e. all over the social media) -- quite a change from the old days when it was announced in the newspaper!
We had a little celebration with a nice bottle of Moët Chandon which I had bought for our own 23rd anniversary on the 22nd. I think I baked cookies all day on that day, and we were so tired that the day came and went without much notice. Well, we did have a filet mignon that I managed to overcook, but that was about it. I am not sure I even combed my hair…
So now this darling girl who I love will be our daughter-in-law! I couldn't be more pleased. Her mother sent me a lovely gift from China (think blue and white!) that you might get to see in another post.