A nice Christmas
Christmas Eve, we went to Gloria's house for a gift exchange party. We were a nice little group and although the teenager, Adam exclaimed that it was excrutiating for him, I had a very nice time. I think everyone got something they liked--I got a coffee maker that Adam deemed worthy--he's the coffee drinker, not me. Gloria got the cookie jar that I won at Toastmasters and seemed to really like it.
We had a very quiet Christmas (if you don't count a screaming at the top of her lungs two year old, who threw a temper tantrum during dinner). I made a jenny o turkey--four hours from the freezer to the oven to the table. It was edible--kind of non-descript. We also had Honey baked ham which was super, really good. Adam looked at the table and promptly left. He's a vegetarian and I'm no cook. Ris and Lee and Taj seemed to enjoy the meal (if you can call eating and ignoring a temper throwing two year old, enjoying a dinner). I liked the garage so much that I cleaned the kitchen as I went the whole day on Christmas--that was nice too. I made a chocolate cake and that really was the best part of the meal on Christmas. There's really no way to mess up cake.
Adrienne gave me a photo frame that does a slide show of pictures from the computer and Erika gave me a zip drive thingie that had pictures on it. I don't know how many pictures it holds, but it looks very promising as the best present ever (right up there with a clean garage).