Christmas Eve was perfect, our fourth one together, and second since we got married. What to make for a light supper? Hmm. How about eggnog pancakes (recipe in the recipe roundup on the right sidebar). They are tall and fluffy and almost pastry-like in consistency.
Look, anyone can buy a necktie or bottle of cologne. But wouldn't we rather have the new components he bought housed inside a vintage analytical balance, with a big on/off KNOB. I hope it's done in time for the tree. Once it leaves the evil laboratory, Partner in Grime will handle the transfer of data from the old computer to get it running. For now -we'll have to finish it up tomorrow.
The stocking stuffers were lots of fun.
Partner said "it's a lot smaller caliber than what Santa brought you last year" (which was a new 1911). Ha! With the plastic toy pellet shooter and the Little "Book of Secrets" which has all sorts of geeky science and James Bond stuff in it, we can play later tonight.
So many little inexpensive and fun things, plus U.K. Marmalades, biscuits and candy. The Caffeinate Tishirt is a Dalek wearing a coffee barrista apron.
And the best one of all - Partner can't wait for his next meeting now that he has the Shark with Frickin' Laser Pointer! (I got one for my team at work as well).
We bowed our heads, so much to be thankful for, even in a world of loss. God is good, something I remind myself of every day in the little gifts He brings to me.
The dessert was baked ahead of time (chocolate cake roll with cream cheese/raspberry filling) and frozen til ready to serve. (Several were made so the next door neighbors could have a whole one, as could Partner's team at work).
There's still a little bit of plastic trim work to finish and an adjustment to the voltmeter but the new household computer is done.