Christmas is over and we had a very quiet, relaxing holiday. Christmas Eve we went out around 5:30 for a couple of cocktails and appetizers at Carrabbas. It was so nice. Then, our neighbor came over and we had a little spread we put out. The air conditioner was on and we lit a fire to make it cozy with the tree lights twinkling, haha. Only in the south!! It really was a lovely evening just sitting around and chatting and getting to know one another better.
Christmas Day was a pleasant day. I got up early and made a breakfast casserole. After getting that in the oven, I prepared the dinner and put it in the slow cooker. By then my back was screaming so I had to sit and stay off my feet. My granddaughters called me and opened their gifts over the phone. They were very pleased with everything. It's getting harder at 14 and 15.
After Ray got up and we ate our delicious breakfast, we put on such lovely music by a variety of artists. Soft, relaxing and a perfect way to spend the day. We opened our gifts and Ray puttered around with his art. I relaxed with a book. It just couldn't have been any better. After eating our wonderful Christmas dinner, his daughter and boyfriend came over for dessert. We had such a fun visit. She's a lovely girl at 19 and her sweetie is just that...a real sweetheart.
Our weather has been stellar for this holiday so yesterday I decided to take advantage of it because cooler temps are coming Friday and Saturday. My favorite place on earth is the beach. I crave it. It is my place to go for clearing out my mind and appreciating the beauty of nature here in sunny FLA. The sun on my face, the sound of the waves and it didn't take long before I fell asleep. I woke up after only a short while feeling energized. I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to clear out the cobwebs. Even in the cold weather, a visit to the beach can be beneficial.
And with that, I am now ready to face New Year's Eve. Not sure if we will do a repeat of Christmas Eve, but it doesn't matter. It's an end to a chapter in life and the start of a new one. I look forward to 2017 with anticipation and positivity.
Until next time, remember...