The other night I got a call from my former sister-in-law (the one married to my ex-husband’s brother). She said, “I understand you were planning to have the family over on Christmas Day, but I was thinking we should just have Thanksgiving Redux. It was so relaxed and so easy at my house. Would it upset you to come here?”
I felt I owed everyone a holiday meal.
I have church at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. on Christmas Day. Do I really need to feed 14 people later that afternoon?
This is the best Christmas news ever!!! All I have to do is bring a couple of things that can be cooked the day before: a Festive Christmas Meat Loaf (for the few who do not appreciate Prime Rib–just don’t ask) and a Chocolate dessert made in my gorgeous trifle dish involving brownies and Cool Whip and chocolate pudding that is to die for, and may in fact be called Death by Chocolate or something along those lines. Also a vegetable. This seems entirely manageable.
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, and be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.