Christmas Eve was a success at church. We had a TON of kids who came to see the Christmas Shadow Puppets. The overcast skies helped us a lot. I couldn’t be more pleased about how things went. When the first shadow puppets came onto the screen, a good number of kids went “OOOOOooooo!” So gratifying. We puppeteers were perfect – zero mistakes. Even though the pastor threw us a few curve balls with a new type of communion procedure, and then wandering off the script, we did just fine. I didn’t know half of the kids, which is great! I know that some of our visitors are simply Chreasters (those that come only on Christmas and Easters), but that’s fine. We serve those who come.
After breaking down the screen and putting the Luminaries outside, we went home and had a sweet, nuclear family, Christmas Eve carpet picnic. We had an oven load of mushrooms and cheese sticks. I also made a bit of pizza and a shrimp cocktail. Appetizer night!
We set out cookies for Santa and carrots and celery for the Reindeer. Since the rain poured down last night, we also left a towel for Santa, too. This morning, Eleanor was amazed to find the little bit of chewed up celery and carrot in the fireplace (see, the Reindeer go sloppy eating the veggies, and a few bits fell back down the chimney) and the wet, sooty towel hanging up on the fire screen. I guess you get a bit mucky going down all those chimney!
Now – I’m off to make Christmas Morning Breakfast: ham, eggs, cheese grits, sweet rolls, ham and strong coffee. How was your Christmas Eve?
Christmas Day recap, coming up next!