The Day Has Arrived!
I awoke very early, only to be disappointed! Santa didn't leave me what I asked and wished for! Actually, silly fellow...it looks like he by-passed my cabin altogether. He probably couldn't find me because of all the trees! I guess I'll have to drink the vodka I left out for him myself, now!
The moments are ticking by, slowly, until it's time for me to make my first bellini. It's only 9am as I write, so I guess it's a little too early yet to pop a cork on the champagne...but then it must be 5pm somewhere in the world! I know where...perhaps I can pretend I'm there! It's still Christmas Eve where it's 5pm in the world, so that's popping cork time, I reckon! I'm getting a bit thirsty...after all, I have been up out of bed since 4.30am! I beat the birds this morning, I think!
All is ready. I've made an antipasto. Bowls of fruit, lollies/candy, nuts, ginger together with the cake, mince tarts are waiting to be attacked. The prawns, oysters, calamari and sea scallops will be just right when the time comes for me to attend to those. I've yet to whip cream for the pavlova...but that can wait until much later. Let's not rush things. Today, I am going to relax, enjoy my music. An array of classical music is playing at present. As the day progresses the tempo will become more upbeat! I've picked out a vast selection, including Matchbox 20, Queen, Lynryd Skynryd, Guy Clark, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Willie, of course, Canned Heat, B.B.King's 'Duet' CD, Amazing Rhythm Aces, plus others that take my listening fancy along the way. I may even toss in a bit of Reo, and perhaps, a bit of Julio when I'm feel like listening to some romantic melodies.
The cats have been warned and greeted with Christmas cuddles. Once the seafood appears, Remy, my male cat, in particular will be close by. His sister, Shama, cares little about what I eat, but Remy, well, he's different story all together! I've more than enough food to go around....ten-fold or more!
I hope you all have/had a wonderful Christmas. I'll send all my good wishes your way...together with a few hugs thrown in for good measure!