Today we are in awe of the season.
There is always a special feeling in the air. I don't know about you, but I feel it when it is late, and I'm on my way back home from my Nanny's. It's as if time is still for a few moments, and I always take a moment to take it in and appreciate it and the reason for the season.
Tonight we will gather at my Nanny's for Christmas Eve dinner. I convinced her that I wanted chicken, rice and gravy (yes, I'm the oldest and I'm spoiled) and I promised that I would fry some chicken.
I did find a recipe for the "Hungry Boy Cookies" and I'm making those today too. No telling what else I'll make, maybe some Spritz cookies - the kind you use the cookie shooter for.
For a moment, Christmas Eve is a sad occasion for me - the memories of "Christmas Past" sneak in on me and I remember the promises that were broken by my Father. I guess he couldn't help it. I try my best to shake it off and enjoy the family and certainly eat the bounty of food that is prepared.
Nanny told me Thursday that she was making an "artificial" cake for Christmas.....I was confused; no wait, she was confused. She wasn't going to make it from "scratch", she was going to use a box mix. Silly Nanny...gotta love her. I pray that I am as good at 88.