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Christmas Eve

Wednesday (Christmas Eve), I had work in the morning and around noon Sathish told us we could go home for the day. Best tradition ever. :-)

I went home and the loaf of bread I had started before I left for work in the morning was just finished. Garlic Herb Bread! Yum. I took it out to let it cool off, and then I finished wrapping presents, finished baking cookies, and packed up my clothes. Getting everything in the car was a royal pain in the you-know-where because it was POURING RAIN and the parking lot was a SHEET OF ICE STILL! I really don't understand it when there is rain and ice is not melting. :-( It made the drive over to my parents a little iffy on the back-back roads, but otherwise was okay.

I got to my parent's house around 3 and helped mom get things ready for the Smörgåsbord. Aunt Karin came not very long after me and we chatted while getting things ready for the evening. This year, the Smörgåsbord consisted of: rye bread, wasa bread, the bread I made, Swedish Meatballs, boiled potatoes, a small ham, pickled herring and sour cream, Gouda (cheese), Havarti (cheese), Fontina (cheese), and Bruna Bönor (Swedish baked brown beans). Karin also brought some excellent cheese spreads with crackers that we nibbled on as the food was getting ready to be served.

Lindsay (my good friend from High School) and Liz's boyfriend (Adam) joined us for dinner and we ate around 5:30. Mike had to work until 5:30, but ended up actually working until 6:30 and didn't get to my parent's house until after 8pm. He was just in time for cookies! (And we saved him some food from dinner, too.)

Much fun was had until I had to leave to be at the church at 10pm and Mom and Albert had to be there at 10:15. The church was bizarrely empty for a Christmas Eve service (Where were all the C/E-ers??!?! Don't know!) The weather had cleared up by that point and all the ice was melted and it was 40-something degrees out. Not sure what the low turn-out was about.

My solo went so well. I can not WAIT to get the video online to show all of you. It just went really well. No one set anything on fire while having the candles lit, except that Liz did mention to get wax on my camcorder. At least it was just on the top part and I could scrape it off easily.

After church, we got home at about 1:30 and Mike went straight to bed (he slept in the basement on the sectional - super comfy). Mom, Liz, and I put together the breakfast casseroles for the morning, and somehow I didn't get to sleep until 3am!!!! INSANITY. I haven't stayed up that late since probably New Years Eve last year.


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Dec. 27th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
I look forward to the video. :)

How is Mike doing, by the way (with the whole KB closing thing)?
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
He's okay. He's applying for new jobs on his days off and it sounds like he'll be at KB until end of January or sometime in February. The company is waiting on toys and such that are being shipped from wherever and still on ships on their way here. So, they'll be open to sell inventory like that for a while longer.
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh man I stayed up until 4am on Christmas Eve!
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
You are impressive! Considering I am usually in bed by midnight at the ABSOLUTE LATEST, this was quite a feat for me.
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I didn't even mean to stay up that late, I ended up talking to a friend half the night.
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! Don't forget to tell us how the date goes! :)
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
I don't even know if it's actually a date though!
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
hehe, true! Hopefully you know by the time it's over. :)
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
We'll see. I just know that it feels...different than other times we've talked about hanging out. Like before we would at least try and consider our other friends, and they would be at least invited. No mention of them this time...
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see the video! Glad it all went well ♥
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
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