Saturday December 25th 2021, 10:41 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends

Knowing that we are cautious about exposure, and knowing we might say no, our friends Phyl and Lee invited us for Christmas dinner.

We did church by Zoom last week because it just felt like a time not to go; it turned out that an out-of-state visitor contacted the bishop a few days later to say they were so sorry but they had covid. I don’t know how big the outbreak from that is but I do know three people who’ve gotten breakthrough infections so far. But at least their cases are being ameliorated by their vaccinations and hopefully they won’t have to go through what I did when the virus was new.

Our friends had gone to quite a bit of effort to get the tests and they were okay.

We decided to say yes, and what can we bring.

Bring yourselves, they said, the rest is taken care of. And so we did.

Turns out they had bought a pre-prepared dinner from the grocery store so as to be able to just put it out there and enjoy the company.

But when they opened it up, everything but the ham had gone bad, had been delivered already bad, and I guess my instinct to call to offer again to bring something wasn’t far off but having no idea why I should I respected their request.

They put in the unexpected effort with what all else they had on hand and pulled off a lovely dinner, and after all the isolation of these past two years a Christmas evening spent with friends was a feast indeed.

There’s a new Shaun the Sheep Christmas special they played for us afterward that I would have bought it for my grands if I’d known. Those guys are so creative! And funny.

A definitely good time was had by all, with a strong awareness of how fortunate we were to have that time and each other.

Merry Christmas and G_d bless us, every one.

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I hear Chinese food is good for Christmas….

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Afton 12.26.21 @ 5:46 am

I’m sorry for the dinner, but that’s the kind of story that gets funnier and funnier as time goes by. Glad you were able to go!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.26.21 @ 7:23 am

I was supposed to go to church with my granddaughter for her grandson’s blessing. Catch all those grands? Snow whiteout changed our plans. I will stay home.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 12.26.21 @ 8:13 am

Oh goodness! Yes, this will be one to remember. So sorry for the bad dinner, but happy you could tell it was bad, and no one got sick from it.

Comment by DebbieR 12.26.21 @ 10:48 am

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