For the rest of the afternoon I was able to do the following...
- Crank out ~50 dumplings for the family Christmas Eve dinner. The hard part will be not to eat them myself between now and then.
- Take a nap. Only to be woken up by the cat to feed him dinner.
- Go to pick up a movie and a soda on the way to my parents’ house for dinner. It’s their 34th wedding anniversary, and we got sushi. There was a “Someone Nice” Coke Zero which is more accurate, but “Someone Naughty” is much more amusing.
- Watch Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with my sister and mom while waiting for the volunteer fire department Santa to drive through the neighborhood (a tradition for the town I’m in). I still get excited when I hear the sirens. It will never get old!