The Millingers are having a fine Christmas, thank you.
I finished wrapping presents the morning of Christmas Eve. Ken and I got in a golf practice session (we are SO hard-core!) and had a quick lunch at Panera. I had dialysis, which was mitigated by being able to watch the movie “Amazing Grace.”
Came home from dialysis and we had our family gift-opening. Then we went to the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve worship at St. Paul. Maybe because we were on time this year, but the church didn’t seem as crowded as it did last year. The service was beautiful with lots of carols, and of course the candlelighting and singing of “Silent Night.” I was whipped by the time we came home and just tumbled right into bed.
Christmas morning dawned cold and grey. Maybe because of the late night, I felt kind of low. I read John 1 and gave thanks for the Word made flesh, who dwelt among us and gave us the power to become children of God.
Ken and Amy woke late. We spent the day at home. I put out the Honey-Baked ham, veggies and dip, little sausages, cranberry relish, deviled eggs and a cherry pie. We had lunch and sort of nibbled and noshed throughout the day. Christmas brought a bonanza of DVDs, so we spent the day watching them — “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “The Family Stone” and the entire first season of “Sex and the City.”
I don’t remember ever having such a laid-back Christmas.
Let’s see if I can hit the highlights of my gift list: a 2008 calendar of beautiful golf courses around the world, 3 dozen golf balls, a monogrammed golf shirt in pink, an official Dunder Mifflin Paper Company golf shirt, a golf score keeper, a ball marker and divot repair tool set (do you see a theme here?), Sensual Amber cologne, matching pepper and salt grinders, the entire set of “Jeeves and Wooster” DVDs, several Harry Potter movies from Amy — “Chamber of Secrets,” “Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Order of the Phoenix.” She also gave me “The Family Stone” and “Sideways.” That should keep me entertained at dialysis for quite some time!