Friday was a cleaning and cooking day -- soup, chilli, pitas.
That evening, I had the luxury of being by myself. So, I finished my Xmas decorating and got the Xmas plates (and bowls and cups, etc etc) out of the jelly cupboard. Now we can eat in the spirit of the season.
Then I wrapped the children's gifts and put them under the tree. I don't label them: I have a color and wrapping paper code for identification. Xmas Eve, they'll be taken out from under the tree and put in a neat stack with their Santa socks on top. Besides, they're good little girls and not snoopers at all.
Then I relaxed in front of the television and opened up this wee little bottle of raspberry wine. Jost (pronounced Yowst) is a Nova Scotian winery on the Northumberland Shore (facing Prince Edward Island); I bought this bottle on my summer tour with my parents.
It was absolutely delightful! A deep raspberry flavor with a hint of spirits at the end. Quite yummy. I probably spent too much for is seeing as it was just 2 glasses; but it was a lovely treat after a day of cooking and cleaning and wrapping.
Especially with the soft glow of fairy lights on the tree and candles behind the nativity..... and tootsies soaking in a eucalyptus bath! Ahhhh!