Christmas has once again come and gone here at Sparrow Haven. The ground was white, the air crisp, not overly cold, and all but one day was gloomy and over cast. In other words, perfect.
We had a nice turkey dinner for the first time in several years. I now remember why we stopped cooking turkeys. There are only two humans here and we can not eat a whole turkey in under two weeks. We gave it a good old college try but in the end we put six sandwich bags of turkey in the freezer, have two lunch servings set aside for PeterC to take to work, and ate turkey and dressing every day since Dec 25th.
The nicest part of our dinner was the cheesecake. I love a good cheesecake but the stuff you buy in the stores around here is nasty. As a sweet surprise PeterC made a New York style cheesecake for dessert. It was the best thing I've eaten in a very long time. It was creamy, smooth, slightly tangy, and delicious. We finally finished it last night but I could easily have eaten it for another few nights, it was that good.
Freya is fitting in nicely. She has made friends with a couple of the cats who enjoy playing tag with her. We have had to "ferret proof" the house. She is obsessed with rubber and will do anything to get at it and chew it to little pieces. Of course this is very bad for her so everything with rubber on it, like remote control buttons, pencil grips, etc, must be put away after each use so she can't get at it. She and PeterC have hit it off beautifully and she will play tag with him for minutes at a time. If you know anything about ferrets you know that is a very long time for a ferret to not get distracted.
Gifts were simple this year. PeterC bought a nice point and shoot digital camera for me. I love the pictures he can take with his camera but all the options and buttons confuse me. Now I have a much simpler camera for me to use to take pictures around the house and yard when I want instead of waiting for PeterC to get his camera out.
PeterC decided he wanted a tattoo for Christmas. He still hasn't gotten it done but only because he hasn't found the right design. He wants something Celtic, horsey, and medium sized for this shoulder. He has at least figured out where he is going to get the tattoo done, once he finds the right pattern. Of course I feel bad that he didn't have anything under the tree this year but he said Freya was under the tree more often than he could count so he did have something under the tree.
With a sigh and whisper 2010 is slowly sliding out, making way for the new year. I wonder what the next year will bring. What sorrows, what joys, and what adventures? It will be a surprise each and every day. May your New Year be full of joyful surprises.