my students and i would set up in a corner, and play christmas music for the event. a pleasant gig. i confess to a little nostalgia. the months before christmas were a blur this year, with none of it having to do with christmas, and not a single christmas gig all season. my family drew names this year, so i did my christmas shopping in an hour, after i closed the ReStore @ noon on christmas eve, and before i went home to make tourtierre for the traditional family christmas eve feast. tourtierre is a french-canadian meat pie, best known in quebec. we have no connection to all of that - i tried a recipe one christmas eve on a whim, and we all loved it, so it became a family tradition. i think the name drawing may become a regular thing too.... it was pleasant to have just one gift to come up with. i hate shopping
merriest of christmases to friends in blogland. may your christmas be one of peace and fulfillment, surrounded by those you love. and may we all find new gifts and ways to give them, that we may leave the world a better place for having been here.