I can't believe it....we are ready! well, as ready as we are going to get. Madame Mere arrived two days ago and whipped everyone into shape. Amazing how many orders can come out of a mouth. Then she wondered why we were all so tired.
Yesterday we looked into some of the Christmas boxes for leftovers to set the table. A few balls that we never use anymore were found and some glass garlands from past decorations. The only china at hand was Verdures from Raynaud since the other four sets I have, including the one I usually use for Christmas, were unpacked in the basement. I have yet to find the wine goblets but there's still 24 hours 'till Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Day the grandchildren and the rest of the family will arrive for the traditional Cuban lunch of pork, black beans and turrones. Fortunately that is a less formal ocassion.
This year we have two Christmas trees, one in the great room and a smaller one in the dining room. I will post better pictures later when the light is better. The ones I took yesterday were much too dark to make them justice.
Well Madame Mere is calling, we are off to the grocery store to pick up the leg of lamb and finish up. And to think just a couple of months she fell and broke her foot. Amazing....
Merry Christmas to all of you dearest friends and remember...Don't sweat the small stuff!
|I wonder how many days Madame Mere will be staying with us...|