|Christmas morning...and a little more
||[Dec. 25th, 2009|02:55 pm]
We spent Christmas Eve night under the eves, sleeping over at our friends Kat and Eric's house so that we could have the joy of Christmas morning with them and kids of assorted ages: their girls, who are 6 and 18 months, and my 17-year-old daughter. We got to bed about 11 and woke up around 8 - well, I woke up at 8; Ferrett had been lying there awake, wondering where the pounding of little feet and the demands that we get up were. So we got up, brushed our teeth, and then waited, not wanting to wake kids if they were sleeping in.
Turns out that the polite was epidemic. Kat had kept the kids from coming to wake us so that we could sleep in. So everyone was waiting on everyone else.
Once that was sorted, we got coffee and then fell upon the presents beneath the tree. Of which there were many. I think everyone was satisfied that Christmas had treated them well. After that, it was off to dim sum with other friends.
That's when things got really entertaining.
There was a stiff wind last night, and though we had power and all the traffic lights had power, the Asian Market, where Li Wah resides, was without electricity. But in a city heated by natural gas, this was only a minor problem. The wait staff was sticking candles to small bowls and seating everyone willing to choose dim sum by candlelight. We squeezed 10 of us, plus a high chair, around a table for 8 and chowed down on delicious food. We stuffed ourselves, and in true dim sum style, when the bill came it was $13 per person. That is the magic of dim sum.
Now we are back at the house, and getting ready for naps. Tonight: Mythbusters marathon. Christmas is filled with awesome.