Gift giving went swimmingly. Family seems happy. I made Xmas dinner almost all by myself: roast duck, fingerling potatoes roasted with olive oil, carrots and shallots cooked in white wine, butter and thyme and salad, baby greens with almonds, blue cheese, warm poached pears and basalmic vinegar. Mom made the salad. It was all delicious. Especially the carrots. And the duck. The skin was perfect.
I got a new digital camera for xmas, so I took pictures. Will upload once I've actually figured the thing out.
Tomorrow is apparently shopping day. Only my family would decide to go shopping the day after Xmas.
Visit is, so far going very well. Am sitting around the living room right now with the whole family watching Love Actually. We watched A Christmas Story last night (family tradition) and Saved! earlier. Before that we walked all around Vanderbilt and Centennial park and drove all around town. And before that was breakfast and opening of presents. Not a bad Xmas day so far.
Two days into their visit and I've only been subjected to a very teeny tiny (acceptable) bit of prying into my private life and one short lecture about my career and what I should be doing with my life.
I am so tired I can barely think of a smart thing to type. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.