Today is Christmas in Australia and it's going to be 25C/77F out today. Andrew
and I will being going to his father's for Christmas dinner which will
probably be an outdoor barbeque. Yes, Linda, we will have turkey hot dogs. :)
On Friday night we were out watching KING KONG at the cinemas. Woohoo! King
Kong, a million; dinosaurs, zero. Evidentally at that time Andrew's father
called and left a message asking us to bring potato salad. We did not get
this message until 6pm Christmas Eve. We dashed out to the grocery store and
picked up the ingredients for a potato dish and were friendly with the
exhausted grocery staff. Today I have to figure out how to make scalloped
potatoes (Andrew is allergic to American style potato salad, and German style
is a lot of work).
In any case we had our own celebrations last night. We started by giving our
kitties a special treat: crickets. I went to a pet store and purchased six
crickets for 60c. We were given seven. I then took them out of their
container two at a time and put them onto our living room floor. Kannon
worried his cricket to death, batting it and chasing it around. Taka watched
his cricket leap once, then instantly grabbed it in his mouth and munched
down. He then came running up to me and asked for another. Taka did this six
times. Fortunately, his buddy was happy with just the one cricket.
After visiting the grocery we made our own dinner. It was so late that we
decided to watch IRON CHEF while eating. I'm never too certain if this is a
good thing. We are hungry watching those dishes being made, but sometimes the
quality of our meals seem to suffer in comparison.
This year we decided to open the gifts Christmas Eve as per Andrew's family
tradition, previously we have done it as per my family's tradition on
Christmas day. You will have to have Andrew give a few quotes from one book
he received: HOW TO BE A SUPER VILLAIN. I received a DVD of the Muppet
segments from THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Those early sketches are hysterically
funny. Thank you Andrew.
I trust each of you are having equally lovely holiday celebrations. I would
love to hear the stories. I now have to be off cooking potatoes. I hope they
come out all right.
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All People.
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination