Saturday, 29 December 2012

Tues. Dec. 25th 2012


We got up at 5:00 am and joined everybody at Karen & Gord's Christmas Eve gathering via Skype.  Jani, Rick & Renee, Brenda & Dave and families were there and we were able to join in the tradition of expressing our gratitude for the events of the year etc.  It was so nice to hear everyone's comments and testimonies - we would rather have been there - nevertheless, it was a very precious hour for us.  We couldn't go back to bed as we had to make a huge batch of curry - three large pots to be exact - Sis. Elks was doing the same as we were planning to be able to feed 80 people - mostly single members that had no one to go to for Christmas dinner - and since a lot of them are African we reasoned that they would enjoy a good curry rather than English style meat & potatoes!!  The preparation of the curry took a lot longer than we thought and we were supposed to meet down at Acropoli by noon to help set up for the meal etc. - with the meal being served at 2:00 pm.  We didn't make it in time for the setting up, but were there in good time with the food.  Later, after all the guests were gone and the clean up done - we all went upstairs to the Young Single Adult lounge (where all the soft seats are)  and we watched the Muppet Christmas movie- which is basically Charles Dicken's Scrooge story. I liked it - it was really well done for a Muppet movie.  Another late night getting home and then we started Skyping our kids - it was only 1:00 / 2:00pm on Christmas Day for them.  It's a miracle the way we can just reach across the miles and check in on everyone.  It was wonderful to see and hear about their wonderful day.

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