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Reflections

January 6, 2014

Reflections ... on Christmas Past

(Continued)

We had expected five people for dinner, but I cooked two roasts (see the recipe below*) anyway – just in case, and lo and behold, we ended up with ten!  We thought our son-in-law would have to work, but he came, along with our granddaughter and her boyfriend, and a surprise, another grandson and his friend showed up out of the blue.  It was really a great celebration.

We ate, we talked, we played, we opened gifts, and then we started all over again.

Several days before we had hosted our annual Christmas party with about fifty people in our tiny home, and it was wonderful.

A few days before that was my 71st birthday, and the night of the party our grandson brought me calla lilies – my favorite flower.  

They weren’t my favorite until he began giving them to me, but they are so beautiful and come in so many different colors, and I feel they are very exotic.

Now we are prepared for the New Year 2014.  I always remember when I was in high school reading the book 1984 and thinking it was such a long way off‚ 1984 is thirty years ago, now!

I wish all of you a glorious, happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. God bless you all!

*Best roast anywhere!  In a crock pot, place a chuck roast.  Sprinkle on a packet of Buttermilk Ranch mix, then a packet of McCormick Au Ju mix, and on top of that lay a stick of butter.  Place five of those long Greek peppers around the top of the roast and cook low for right hours.  This is the best, most moist roast I have ever eaten!

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