Happy Christmas everyone! I hope that the joy of Christmas is with you as you wake up this morning.
The last couple of days have been a flurry of last minute shopping, decorating and of course eating. The weather smartened up enough on Wednesday for us to take Elise and Aid on one of the mountainous walks that surround Marseille. The views were breathtaking and the wind was invigorating. Otherwise most of our time seems to be devoted to eating and drinking.
Christmas Eve we had an amazing seafood dinner and then stuffed our faces with chocolate while watching “White Christmas”.
Yes, after much tearing of hair on my part and tons of patience on Keith’s part we were able to hook up our computer to our newly acquired T.V.! Merry Christmas to us. Unfortunately our cable box doesn’t work and has to be sent back. (This only took about 40 minutes for Keith to communicate over the phone to the service representative!) Anyways it all worked out and we were able to initiate Adrian into our “White Christmas” tradition. Poor guy, I’m not sure how much of the actual dialogue he heard as we promptly spoiled every punch line. “I got no squawks, no beefs.” Oh Bing, how we love you.
We were all dreadfully tired after the movie but had a tough time sleeping. No, it wasn’t because we couldn’t wait for Santa, it was because it sounded like the apartment windows were going to implode at any time. The wind was so loud it brought back memories of times when Keith and I have camped on the east coast and it felt like any minute the tent would blow away with us in it. The wind banged on the shutters and according to meteo France it was gusting up to 95 km/h.
So far we have had a lazy day, opening stockings, eating a fattening brunch and lounging in our pjs. At the moment the boys are in the kitchen working on cabbage rolls! Yes many long walks are going to be needed to recover from the eating that has been taking place. Later this afternoon we will talk to parents and get an update on the snow report in E-town. What a lazy Christmas day!