Here's hoping that each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas. Y' all take a nap now, ya' heah?
We did our family gathering on Christmas Eve, and a good time (with great food) was mandatory, as usual. We had ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cranberries, apple and pecan pies, and we all were stuffed by the end of the meal.
The children opened their family presents after dinner, and still had Santa's haul to open this morning. We heard that everyone was pleased with the presents, although some who hate to read directions got a little frustrated when operation of some of the more technical items proved to be difficult. A "build-your-own-radio" had static and Ipod Shuffles had to be programmed (immediately, if not sooner!!)
We watched some sports on the new flat-screen TV at my daughter's house; ice-skating and Olympic quality gymnastics look better on the flat screen, although it made the performers look shorter and chubbier than in real life. The "stretching" of the picture to fit the screen makes that happen, it was explained.
On Christmas Day, we tried to see "Dream Girls" but it was sold out in two places! We drove around in a heavy rain, hoping to find a theater that still had tickets for an early showing, but alas, none did. We came back home and resigned ourselves to watching TV, napping and blogging for the rest of the day....not a bad way to end a busy holiday season.......right?
On BET; not a usual station for me to view, I found a series of "In Living Color" shows, featuring the Wayans Family and Jim Carrey. There were 2-3 straight hours of shows, which would have continued until 10pm, but they replaced some with a retrospective on James Brown, who died Christmas morning. I had been wanting to see some reruns of In Living Color and while they did not show my favorite skits, there were plenty enough to please! They even had Jennifer Lopez as a "Fly Girl".
Tonight I found International Ballroom Dancing on PBS. I love to watch dancing, and this is the creme-de-le-creme of competitions. My favorite - Tony Dovolani - was the runner-up in the Best of Show portion of the contest. You may remember seeing him on Dancing With the Stars.
We start ripping down Christmas decor at the clubs and restaurants this morning, and preparing for a big New Year's Eve wedding. My brother-in-law arrives Thursday for a 4-day visit, so the season isn't really over for me. My presence here might be sparse in the next week, so just in case I don't see you, have a very Happy New Year!