Christmas is over for another year. Everything was under control at our house.
The wreath was on the door and the outside lights switched on. I understand that the window cleaners now offer a 'put up the lights' service...if I am in the money next year I will use them as we have two 40 ft pine trees on the lawn.
The tree was decorated with all the old ornaments, including Sams gingerbread men.
The Christmas cactus bloomed right on time. This one is 38 years old,found by my daughter in the trash..
This year the poinsettias from out local garden center were a rich coral pink.
We even had snow....well sort of.
The table was laid with the best china and the 'once a year' tablecloth....( bought at a garage sale about 12 years ago)
The Christmas pud blazed merrily. I have not bothered to make my own for about 3 years, ever since I discovered 'allthebest' here in Toronto.
Christmas cake was conveniently bought at the TGH volunteer bake sale....$10 each and I was very happy.
BUT....I forgot the crackers and I am down to my last jar of my mincemeat made from Delias recipe about 6 years ago I think.