I work at the school kitchen, so I’m on Christmas break too. I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping. I still need to get something for my husband. I still don’t know what I’m getting for him, maybe a beer kit -he loves beer, socks, or pajamas. I know for sure that I will be wrapping the gifts at the last-minute.
I will be baking, making the pasteles, coquito (type of eggnog with coconut and Puerto Rican rum), flan, arroz con dulce (creamy rice with coconut).
At my house, my grandkids have been playing founding Buddy the Elf. Every night, Buddy gets hidden and whoever finds it gets a point. He can’t be touched or his magic will disappear. It’s so fun that I’m been playing it too. My youngest granddaughter has the most points. The winner will get extra cookies, popcorn, and candy cane.
Also during this weekend, I will be taking my grandkids to see the Christmas lights at the park if the weather allowed it. They are predicting snow and below temperatures. It’s cold here in North Dakota.
This last five days before Christmas we will be doing some sledding, watch Christmas movies, read Christmas stories, and of course drink hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows.
I have been blessed this year. Having my family so close to me is a truly blessing!
Can’t wait for Christmas day!