Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yawning but content


I'm not certain why I was up at 4:30 this morning.  Christopher had a group of friends over for a Christmas party starting early evening yesterday and ending (he told me on the way to work) at 3:30 this morning.  Perhaps it was the quiet that caused me to awaken.  I went to sleep to the sounds of laughter in the living room as a game was being heartily and hilariously enjoyed.

Being unusually awake for so little sleep, I went about putting the house back in order.  They had done a good job of clean up (there had to have been some girls straightening the place) but there was the usual after party clean up and rinsing of dishes to finish.

Refreshments were simple but I enjoyed getting out a few serving pieces.  Not the girlie girlie stuff I'd have if the ladies were coming over but nice enough to make it festive.  Just a few of the items...






Today I'm enjoying how nice the house looks.  I must have people over more often.  :)

There is a lovely snow on the ground right now.  Lovely to look at but terribly icy to drive on this morning.  I normally enjoy the drive through the section of country roads surrounded by forest but this morning it was pure ice.  Sigh... the part of winter I don't care for.  Otherwise, the surroundings are beautiful.

Yawn... I think a nap is in order... or at least some sofa time reading with a hot cup of tea beside me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You must have been busy cooking yesterday. It all looks yummy!

Friend Debra

Suze said...

Mmmmmm - that looks YUMMY!!

Sara said...

YUM! The goodies for the party look so good.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Mama Squirrel said...

Hi Brenda,

What are those pepperminty-looking things in the last picture? I'm getting hungry here...

Beth said...

Isn't it precious when you hear laughter ringing throughout the house? I love it when my crazy kids are all here. All is well with the world for that moment!
Have a lovely CHRISTmas!
Beth

matty said...

This is so lovely! I bet they had a GRAND time! It is fantastic that he will bring the fellas to hand out at home!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your food looks like a professional caterer fixed it. It looks so yummy! Christopher is blessed to have a mother like you. I pray you continue to have a great Christmas season and get lots of rest, if possible.

Lynn said...

It sounds like a lovely party, Brenda. There's just no better sound than laughter from our kids and their friends coming from the next room, is there? Blessings to you the rest of this Christmas season!