2022 Life Logs, Day 358: The Gift of Snow for Christmas Eve
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2022
Weather: Cold and Snowy: High 30, Low 20 degrees F
Sunrise and Sunset: 7:08 am & 4:18 pm
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Merry Christmas to all on this Christmas Eve of 2022. This morning Shadow and I awoke to a world covered in a blanket of white snow, albeit a very thin blanket. But as the day progressed, we got more snow–just enough to have a White Christmas, but not enough to cause trouble with driving on the roads. It was just perfect. Tonight, Heather and family came here for a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes. We cheated and had sushi take-out with the addition of Duxbury and Barnstable oysters and calamari. Sam shucked the oysters with an oyster knife I was given as a gift. The Duxbury oysters were by far the best and enjoyed by all. After dinner, we exchanged ornaments. Heather got gold camels for all of us while in Egypt for COP 27 and I gave glass candy canes to the boys. They looked so real they wanted to lick them! Then we opened a game I bought for us to play. It was Poetry for Neanderthals, a game I played with Justin and family when I visited for Thanksgiving. The Goldstones had played it before at a friend’s house, and we all had a great time playing tonight.

Since both families now play this game, we will have a great time playing against each other when we gather in Vermont in February.

Justin and family in Puerto Rico had high tea for Christmas Eve and lighted the twenty-four candles that they light each year on this day. Ziggy and Coco each got a stuffed animal. They looked like they were having a merry Christmas Eve and we surely had one here. Here’s hoping each of you had the same. Now on to Santa and Christmas Day.