“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” – Marie Curie, letter to her brother, 1894

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas at the Cabin, Christmas Day

It is day 4 at the cabin—Christmas Day!

But first, let’s catch up on yesterday’s news. We watched Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel most of the day—or, at least had them on in the background. Some are pretty silly, but they were fun to watch anyway. We had Zucchini Parmigiana with Tomato Sauce for dinner. I recommend it highly for a pretty quick and easy meal. And, the sauce could go with many things.

And, we just sat and talked and enjoyed our Christmas tree and a nice fire.

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

As usual, we took the dogs out around sunset for a short walk and a chance to pee (for the dogs). The sunset was beautiful!

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

This morning, around 5:00 a.m. Sam woke up and was ready to get on with the day. We could hear him running around the cabin “chirping” (a funny noise he makes). He was knocking things onto the floor, playing with the packages under the tree, and tormenting the other cats. We finally got up, peed the dogs, fired up the wood stove, made some coffee and settle down to our Christmas morning routine…

Which starts with the dogs opening their package. And, they know what is going on. And, the older dogs are really good at grabbing packages and unwrapping them. Millennia took no time at all to find a package and open it. The others soon followed her lead. Here is Daisy opening her package.

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

When the dogs were done, Lynne and I opened our gifts. We had a great Christmas morning.

Lynne then made her famous Smoked Salmon Soufflé—a Christmas morning tradition for us. We really enjoy it with a bottle of Champagne. We called family to thank them for gifts and wish them the best. Then, it was off on a nice walk “around” with the dogs. The day was bright and sunny with just a breeze. It was probably close to 45° when we took our walk. Showers, a little cleaning, then playing with our new toys topped off the afternoon. As before, you can see many more photos of our time at the cabin by clicking here and going to the photo gallery.

We now have a ham in the oven. We’ll cook up some potatoes in a bit and have a nice Christmas dinner.

We hope everyone had as great a day as we did. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 12/25/2005 at 03:08 PM
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