>Random thoughts on Christmas Day

>Last night Amigo suggested we set our alarms and all get up to open presents together. Unfortunately, the bunnies didn’t follow the plan. Peanut was up on our bed 45 minutes before the alarm was due to go off. Husband went downstairs to feed Buttercup, and she made a beeline for the tree and began nibbling on wrapped presents. The result: one bunny back in her cage, all three bunnies fed, and a lot of laughter before we heard Amigo moving around his room in his jingle bell necklace.

Our kitchen contains an embarrassment of riches. The refrigerator has leftover turkey and fixings, the snack basket overflows with cookies and other treats, and the freezer hides enough turkey stock for three soups or stews. There might be a little wine left, too — or not. Did we really drink all the Door County mulled cherry?
In fact, I told the family that no one, but no one, can go out to eat for at least two weeks. Oh, okay, I might relent on New Year’s Eve.

Husband, the TV and movie guy, got me DVDs. I got him books. I’m sure there’s some deep meaning to these choices, but I think I’ll just chalk it up to sharing our pleasures. My DVDs are three seasons of the classic Muppet Show: I predict some fun family time in the den watching these!

Environmental and frugal wrapping went well. We didn’t buy a single roll of wrapping paper. The unwrapping process generated more recycling than garbage. Buttercup enjoyed chewing on the thick white packing paper. I’ll definitely continue this trend.

So on that note, I think I’ll adjourn to have lunch. Whatever leftover wins my appetite lottery will be followed by pumpkin pie.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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