And Now We Rest

It seems we have baked, iced, wrapped and partied ourselves out. As of this moment, we are done making and spreading our Christmas cheer, and we can all settle in and wait for Santa. I have been waiting for this moment for months, and raise a glass in a virtual toast to slowing down for the holidays.

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Bronwyn wrapped up her skating lessons on Sunday, followed by a Christmas skating party, complete with hot chocolate. Our Ice Raiders won their last game of the fall season on Monday night, beating the Weston Dodgers 8 to 4. While he didn’t score any goals, Coach Dean was impressed with Finn’s passing, and he made the game sheet with two very strong assists.

To round out the week, and as a last-minute treat, I took the kids and Mary to Medieval Times last night. Everyone had a blast. Bronwyn was lucky enough to catch the eye of our knight, who threw a flower into the audience for her. She was so impressed, she had to have a photo taken with “her knight” after the show and fell asleep with a firm grip on her prize. We had to coax the tired flower out of her hands this morning to put it in water, for fear of the tears that would follow should it die before she’s ready to give it up.

With the presents wrapped and under the tree, cookies frosted and our menu planned, all we have left to do is eat the last of the chocolates in the advent calendar, watch a few movies and wait for the big day. Santa, take note: having the next two weekends to myself, without the need to rush out the door at an ungodly hour to hockey or gymnastics, is gift enough for me this year.

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