Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas at Hiawatha House

       Christmas is a pretty laid back affair around Hiawatha House. Nobody gets up at 4 AM and sneaks downstairs to see if Santa had been there. On the other hand nobody sleeps in. We get up at the usual time and have breakfast and get on with the first chores of the day.

       Our daughter Skyped us from Chicago. We shared some Christmas chatter and showed various things we hadn't seen before. WE saw a Christmas present that we hadn't opened yet. She got the same thing we got although we hadn't opened it yet. 

       After the daughter's call we opened gifts.
I did get my stocking hung up!
The grand kids gifts
Goofy grandpa with the grand kids gifts.
Surprise!  Surprise! I got a sweater for Christmas.
 A really silly self done photo.

       The standard lunch was had by all!
 Had a nice two km walk around bower Ponds. Lots of skaters on this well kept outdoor pond. I was sorry I didn't take my skates.

       Skyped with the grand kids in the afternoon.

      Very good Christmas dinner. We had turkey breast. After we had eaten we  noticed that a single neighbor was home alone so took a plate of our dinner over to him.

       From 7-8 PM I went cross country skiing. I really needed to burn of those extra calories.


  1. Do you ski in the dark?
    "From 7-8 PM I went cross country skiing"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seems to me to be very dangerous to do so, unless your town has an area which is well lit up for these activities?

    Anyhow good to know that you and the family had a good Christmas day.


  2. Colin, I go out in the close behind my house. The street lights light the trail up perfectly.
    Younger guys will ski out on the park trails in darkness. Your eyes adjust to the darkness.
    We have a completely blind skier who only skis at night because other people aren't on the trail for him to run into.

  3. It sounds like a perfectly wonderful way to spend the day, Red. And so lovely of you to think of your neighbour.

  4. You reminded me of cross country skiing in Colorado during a full moon. It was so different but lots of fun. I realized that my depth perception was off where the moon made dark shadows on the trail. I do love your self portrait, you did it very well! Thanks for sharing your Christmas with me...

  5. Sounds like a good day..I enjoyed your photos:)

  6. I'm glad you had a perfect day!! The photos are lovely! :)

  7. My kids are coming over today! Lots of fun!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  8. Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing way to spend the holiday...