Merry Christmas — Now where’s the food?

It’s about 3:30 in Seattle, and we’ve planned a feast for Christmas Eve, which is at our house. Christmas and Thanksgiving feasts are sometimes weird for me, even though I’ve lived in Seattle for 25 years.

I’m from South Dakota, and my family typically eats a big meal for “Dinner,” which is called “Lunch” here, and then we just have leftovers for “Supper” which is called “Dinner” in Seattle. I’ve never really gotten over the fact that I have to wait until about 4:30 or 5 to have my feast — and since I know there’s such a feast coming, I starve myself all day so I can really load up when it’s time. That’s a little different than having two feasts, but I’m really not complaining, I know there are real starving people out there, and I feel bad for them.

I mostly just wanted to write a little something today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas eve, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!