Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lunchtime update

So the Christmas plan is still in flux. We will be here, but have two invites for Christmas Day dinner and no plans for Christmas morning. I am guessing we will crash the brother and sister-in-law's so we can see the wee one open her presents. I am volunteering for Christmas Eve dinner, which is not a Lucchesi tradition so I'm not derailing any plans. But what I WANT is people to cook for on Christmas morning so I can make a (Farnady tradition) Dutch Baby. Sigh.

The plan (well, my plan) is to go get a tree this weekend. We have friends with lots of spare lights and garlands and the in-laws think they have a tree stand we can use. This cuts down quite a bit on the decorating $$. I picked up some ornaments while I was home for Thanksgiving and inherited some from my grandmother when she heard I was going to have a tree for the first time. So all I need is a tree and a star (doesn't that sound like a song lyric? or maybe all I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by).

I want to get the decorating done this weekend because we are having a Christmas party next weekend! Can you tell that I like feeding people? I wish I could invite you all! Among other things, I will be attempting to make mulled wine and these just because they are gorgeous.



Alana in Canada said...

I don't know why the Christmas spirit can't be distributed properly.

There's probably someone out there somewhere who would LOVE to have you show up with your Dutch Baby.

My mother and I have discussed Christmas Day dinner--and we're just going to order in platters of Subway sandwiches.

We did it the year before last and it worked out well. But then, for us, there's only four adults, two kids and a baby.

drwende said...

Alana's right -- we need a Relative Exchange so that people can match up holiday traditions in a sensible way.

Zack said...

Have fun with your decorating. I think you may have inspired me.

Also, if you don't have enough lights and you want a few more for not too much, I always just go to the dollar store. The lights are just as good and much much less :)

Anne (in Reno) said...

I think there needs to be a Lonely Hearts type of personal ad thing for holidays - if you want to have a big Christmas breakfast after we all open presents at 6 am in our pjs, I'm your chef.

And Z - I got lights and stuff at the Reznick Christmas Supply Chalet (they are hoarders).