The original plan for my Christmas was for self and faye_noire
to head out West and spend it with my sister and BIL. Sadly, Things happened, and thus there was no journeying.
As it happens? I am totally okay with that.
On Monday, we played with our Christmas present from said sister (LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS, wherein Gimli, Legolas and Sam trade off being awesome
, and poor Frodo less so), then headed out for a candlelight Christmas Eve service. Afterwards, we drove around with the radio playing jazz versions of Christmas carols, and admired the Christmas lights and Christmas reindeer and, in one yard, Christmas T-Rexes. (How did I not know these existed? :hearts:)
Today, we unwrapped presents (I have owl slippers!), and played more LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS ("No, seriously, Frodo, put your damn elven cloak on already, I've told you five times!"), then went to see LES MISERABLES and RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. ( Cut for spoilers? Is that even a thing for a movie based on a musical that's been out for decades now? )
Tomorrow, the plan is that we're going to have some friends come over to play board games and card games and who knows, maybe even LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS, and then eat ham and mashed potatoes and pecan pie. If I have time, I'll try to work my way farther through the Yuletide archive: I got a gloriously fluffy MAMMA MIA! story for my story about Harry (over here
), and my recipient really liked the story I wrote, so the key bits are already in place. :-) In the meantime, this has been one of the best Christmases ever.