On Having All You Need
Here you can see more of that beautiful black Washi paper peeking through from the underneath layer in today’s collage. If I run out, this is one paper I would have to have more of.
Today was our 40th wedding anniversary. We spent it doing just as we pleased, and it was nice. Even had a glass of Champagne just before dinner to celebrate. I made Jim his favorite meal, Spaghetti Bolognese, with a big salad made with our home grown lettuce with made-from-scratch bleu cheese dressing, and home baked French bread. I know! Not good for the waistline, but what the heck. You only celebrate your 40th anniversary once.
Last night we were treated to dinner by my sister, and my niece and her husband joined us. My niece is an artist with cakes, so she surprised us with a beautiful, towering anniversary cake. It was their anniversary too just last week, so we had a joint celebration for the first time ever. It was so wonderful, and such a nice way to begin the holidays. Here we are before we demolished the top tier of the cake.
We are serving Christmas dinner here again this year, and this time have decided not to have people bring dishes. So I’ll be starting a couple of days ahead of time and do what I can before the big day.
We truly do not have huge celebrations. We prefer keeping a low profile for the most part. For a long time now, the two of us haven’t exchanged gifts. We long ago ended up with just about everything we could want, and we definitely have everything we need. That makes me sound like a Scrooge maybe, but I’m much more into the quiet contemplation and eager anticipation of a brand new year.
I wish you everything you need for the holidays and the new year.