The excitement of present unwrapping over, it was time to phone our mothers to try and catch them before they started preparing their Christmas feasts and became bogged down in the piles of potatoes and parsnips, then T made breakfast whilst I began the initial prep for our upcoming feast. It was true teamwork - although there was the cry that I was using up all the (three) saucepans so he couldn’t make the scrambled eggs – but then he was gently ‘reminded’ of the conversation we had previous night when I was trying to allocate pans to shifts (one of the pans is huge, and most of the things I needed to use a pan for needed a smaller one, so this had to be used many times during proceedings), and he decided he was going to make it in a Perspex jug in the microwave…
Whilst we were having this ‘discussion’, I turned around to find Albie dragging my pair of big socks into his room, trying to be sly but, seeing as the socks were nearly as big as him, he was finding it difficult, and walking into things…
The dinner itself was two hours late, as the turkey giblets had seemed a little frozen when we were preparing the bird for the oven, so was a bit worried that the turkey was…then it seemed to take longer than it should have done – the problem with having a fear of undercooked meat is a tend to overcook it. But it seemed to be OK and not too dry.
Sadly we have no pictures of our feast, as I was a tad frazzled when it was finally ready and T knew not to push me over the edge with photos. But it was very tasty meal! And we had just enough pans and plates, with a bit of jiggery-pokery.
The ME goes into an angry meltdown at sight of any virus-like ‘imposter’ imposing on the ME’s turf; of which I feel the brunt, usually nausea and stomach and muscle aches. As is the usual, both illnesses were ensconced in a great battle as to which could make me feel worse. The ME had won during Christmas Day, but the cold won the battle in the night.
So, thanks to the cold - and to ME having to join in the party whenever I come down with anything - I have not been able to put this posting up sooner. Sorry about this, hope you still feel festive enough for it to seem relevant!