Are you a little tired today? I am, even though our Christmas was low-key and stress free. No matter how easily you take it, it’s still an ‘event’ and events always leave me feeling more than a little tired the next day.
Oh goodness, Christmas was lovely. We had such a nice day.
It started with our annual Christmas Coffee Cake. Oh lordy, it was good! (We’ll be dining on it this morning, as well.)
Then some present opening. Then a break for another piece of coffee cake. Then a few more presents.
This one slept through it all. Usually, she’s right in there with us during all the unwrapping. But she was tired this year. She opened her presents from Santa early in the afternoon.
In keeping with our mission to ‘mix it up,’ which started this year when we chose to forego the standard Thanksgiving meal, Don decided to make vegetarian Chinese food.
Spring rolls. Stir fry. Unbelievably good! He really knocked it out of the park.
Then we watched Rear Window, which was one of my presents. I love that movie and TCM rarely airs it, so I wanted my own copy. Thank you, Don.
And we had some pumpkin pie.
Another present that I requested was this:
A chandelier for the dollhouse. I didn’t wire this dollhouse for electricity so I have to use battery operated lighting. I found a great source in Manhattan Dollhouse, which carries its own line of lighting under the name of Sutton Miniatures. This particular chandelier might stay in the living room or it might move to the den (because I plan on buying more, of course.) We’ll see. I’d even considered it for the bedroom, but Don and I thought it looked the best in the living room.
Isn’t it pretty?
Now I want lights in every room.
That will take some time.
I’m really pleased with the quality of the lighting. Manhattan Dollhouse is located in FAO Schwarz in NYC. I wanted to stop in there when we went into the city to see Rockefeller Center, but it was just far enough away that I knew it would be impossible to swing it. So I sent the link to Don and voilà!
I’ll share some more gifts with you tomorrow.
I hope your day was everything it should be; filled with love, laughter, joy and, above all, peace.
I’m off to warm up some coffee cake.