Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Just finishing up the last family calendars. The printer is smokin' - it's been printing nearly non-stop for 3 days. Jimmy and I make 14 calendars each year, one for each household and one each for any nieces and nephews no longer in the roost. It's a tradition we've done since 1995. Love doing it, it's totally brings together all of my passions: scrapbooking, graphic design, photography and family.

Last night went to the parentals for an Eve before Christmas Eve dinner. Enjoyed the evening with 9 of the clan, playing rummicube, figuring out puzzles and eating Christmas cookies.

Today has been more solitary and surprisingly very enjoyable. I've been wrapping presents and folding and printing calendars all day while watching the Anne of Green Gables series. I haven't watched it in over 5 years and am totally enjoying it just as much as I ever have. It's so ultimately uncool, like Little House on the Prairie (which, incidentally, I loved watching, too - big surprise). Besides, Matthew reminds me of my dad. A sincere man who can pour his heart out without having to say a thing. So there. It also reminds me of my SIL who I just tavelled with and her daughter. 10 years ago we actually made the trek to Prince Edward Island together and saw the Green Gables house.

Our dinner plans with the Chancey's changed so Jimmy and I are off to the Plumed Horse in Saratoga for a romantic dinner alone in about an hour.

I wish you all the merriest of days!


Ginnie said...

You are brilliant, Mad! Making those calendars each year SOOOOO fits you! What a great gift for your family.

BTW, I read the Anne of Green Gables series years ago (as an adult) but never saw the movies. I know I would love them. I haven't visited Prince Edward Is. but mt deceased broither, Bennett, used to drive tour buses there. I know I would love it.

Our Christmas Eve was similarly calm and quiet--very nice before todays hubbub with Donica's extended family.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Love the calendar idea. What a personal and unique gift.

Oh, and I love Anne of Green Gables, but have never watched the series. I too, as you know, am a fan of the Little House series and even watched the Christmas special recently.

Nan said...

That calendar is really neat. I make one for my mom every year and mark everyone's birthday and put cards in the pockets for every month so she won't have to worry about keeping up with them. She gives back everything we give her, but she keeps the calendar!