A Merry Christmas To You All x

Here we are on Christmas Eve … where did that year go!?

Although I’ll be alone tomorrow (as will many others), I will keep myself busy. I’m determined to cook myself a tasty vegan Christmas dinner – almond and pecan loaf, roast potatoes, vegan pigs in blankets (yes, you really can get those now), chestnut stuffing and onion gravy. And, of course, not forgetting the brussel sprouts. Some people love them, like me, and others hate them with a passion! I’ve also left the wrapping of presents to do tomorrow to pass some of the time.

On Boxing Day, my son and the children are coming and sleeping over, which will be great. I love having my little ones to stay. My daughter is coming up on Tuesday with my son-in-law and the girls. I haven’t seen them since last August, so that will be lovely. So, although I’m alone tomorrow, I think of it as if I’m having my Christmas celebrations one day late, and that’s fine.

I’ll stop chatting here because I know so many of you will have a lot to do. However, if you are alone, I hope you can get through the day as best as you can. It’s hard being on your own when you feel the rest of the world is enjoying the festivities. I will be thinking of any of you who are in this situation. I wish every single one of you a lovely Christmas. I hope you can celebrate, even if in a small way.

FINALLY … Thank you from the deepest recesses of my heart for all the amazing and loving support you have given me as I’ve travelled on my somewhat difficult journey over the last few months. I don’t know where I’d be without you – you are like a family to me. I have a heartful of gratitude and feel incredibly blessed to be part of this big WordPress community. Thank you for being there for me, day in and day out. I love you all.

With much love and many warm hugs,
Ellie Xxx πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’πŸŽ„πŸ’πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–


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40 thoughts on “A Merry Christmas To You All x

  1. Merry Christmas, Ellie. I won’t see all my special people on Christmas, but I do enjoy stretching out the holiday with multiple opportunities to start Christmas all over. Your dinner sounds lovely–I do enjoy fresh brussels sprouts!

    1. Merry Christmas Day to you, Kathryn. I’m glad you’ll be enjoying the holidays in the way that makes you happiest. I shall cook my dinner a bit later, but I have all the presents to wrap today before the children come over tomorrow. Hoping you have a wonderful day. Xx πŸŽ„πŸ’•

  2. Merry Christmas. I hope you awaken to a peaceful day. My family is YES to Brussels sprouts. One of my faves. But meal prep this year is completely out of my hands I’ll eat what’s served. If I don’t talk to you tomorrow (which I hope I will) have a great visit with your family. My plans have changed dramatically as Susan’s mother died on Wednesday. Take care, Ellie

    1. Oh, Jeff. I am so, so sorry to hear about Susan’s mother. Please, give Susan and the rest of your family (including yourself) my deepest condolences. I can imagine Christmas with all the jollities will be very difficult for you this year. We seem to lose so many people, relatives and friends around Christmas time. My Mum passed on the 30th of December. How old was Susan’s mother? I do hope you are all bearing up and that you manage to enjoy some of the holidays (I imagine you have a lot to sort out at this time). Enjoy the Brussels, if nothing else! X πŸ’•

    1. Thank you, Granny. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. I watched a classic winter cartoon (more for adults than children) this morning. It was only 30 minutes. I’ve just had breakfast and a mince pie and am going to start wrapping the presents very soon, ready for the children to come tomorrow. Then, I shall make my dinner a bit later. I might go for a drive into town to see if there’s anyone about who might be homeless and in need of a chat, as I am. I’ll see what the weather is doing later – it’s dry, at least, although very grey out there. If I have time, I will email you later, but there’s no pressure to read or reply to it today, as I know how busy you’ll be. Love you loads Xxxxx πŸ’–πŸŽ„πŸ’

  3. Dear Ellie, our Savior will be with you in Spirit. I plan to rest, sleep, watch tv all day,Lord willing. No visitors, no cooking, just rest for this tired body. You are not along Dear Ellie, your fellow bloggers are too with you in spirit. πŸŒΉπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜·

    1. Dear Ellie, per my previous message, I will be in worship service tomorrow. I was thinking tomorrow was Monday the day I plan to rest, etc. Due to mild cognitive impairment I sometimes get days mixed up. Please know we are with you in spirit. πŸ€—

      1. Dear Tangie, thank you so much for both of your comments. I’m glad you will be able to rest – please, know I am thinking of you today especially. I’m pleased you will be able to worship, too – a really important part of the day. I’ve been alone today, but just finished a Christmas dinner that I cooked for myself. Tomorrow, I feel see my son and the children, and it will, perhaps, feel more like Christmas then. I hope you are coping in the best way that you can today – I wish you well. Hugs Xx πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’•

  4. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ I hope you have a good day and a better day when the children show up!! Take care of yourself Ellie ❀️

    1. Thank you so much. It’s been a quiet, solitary time today, but, you are right – it will be a better day and feel more like Christmas tomorrow when the children come. Take care of you, also. Merry Christmas. X πŸŽ„πŸ’–

  5. Love brussel sprouts, I’m not vegan though, would love to see your alternatives, enjoy the family coming over. I can’t see my family for Xmas, just by Messenger. Have a guddun

    1. I had a lovely vegan Christmas dinner. I should have taken a photo of it. I’m sorry you can’t see your family this year. That’s so sad. It’s hard being on your own on Christmas Day. I’ve had a tough day today. I wrote a poem about how I feel but can’t decide whether to share it or not. It’ll be better tomorrow when the children are here – mid-afternoon sometime. Hope you get through your evening okay, and tomorrow, also. I’m thinking of you X πŸ’•

      1. I’m still with my girl and partner, but my English family is still in England, will be seeing them for April. Problem shared is a problem halved. Enjoy seeing them tomorrow then.

      2. Morning, Phil. I wrote this comment yesterday only to find, this morning, that I didn’t send it yesterday. … I’m sorry you won’t see your English family for so long. That must really hurt and be hard for you. You’re right … a problem shared … I’m going to try and be brave and share my poem, although It’s somewhat miserable for a Christmas evening. It’s just how I feel, though, being honest, as I always am. … It’s Boxing Day now and my son and the children are coming later this afternoon. I hope, whatever you’re doing today, that it can be an alright sort of day. X

      3. Lol it sucks in France, I am working on boxing day, it’s ok, not the bank holiday as in England, I have eaten soooo much these last 3 days. Looking forward to a little bit of relaxation soon. I try not to focus on the negative parts of life, I don’t want to feel down. Otherwise I can feel like I want to end everything but that is just my brain being a drama queen and lacking any reasoning. Enjoy your son and the grand kids, seeing them, not eating them. You’re vegan anyway.

      4. Sorry you have to work today. I’ve eaten too much, too. It’s good that you can be optimistic. I love your line about me being vegan and my grandchildren. 😁

  6. Ellie, you always amaze me with the depths of your love for everyone. I hope you enjoyed your special meal (I LOVE brussel sprouts) and you had fun wrapping gifts. Thinking of you with fondness and love.

    1. Thanks, Bridgette. I am naturally an affectionate person (although that has know to backfire on me occasionally). I do love all those who are close to me, either in my day-to-day life and in my blogging world. My dinner was lovely, thank you. I’m glad you’re another brussel sprout fan! I like them cold with salad cream, too. Sounds weird, I know, but I think they’re yummy Xx πŸ˜‹πŸ’•

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