This is going to be 1 of 3 posts about what we’re doing this Christmas. Since the Dutch celebrate the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December, I’ll be talking about each of the days! Christmas Eve is a normal day for most people. Sander went to work and got out early. He went to work today and I had a few things to take care of.
It’s been months since we decided to have our groceries delivered to our flat. Sander doesn’t have to shop anymore and I can do all my orders online without bothering him. I can plan out meals, decide on holiday treats, and surprise him with fancy eats! The only thing is, is that we need someone at home to accept the deliveries. That’s my job! We get our orders around noon every Thursday and from there it’s a wild ride! Since we also order groceries for Sander’s parents, I need to figure out what belongs to them and what belongs to us. Let’s say that this Christmas Eve order was a huge one!
My mom always made us a beautiful Rum and Raisin cake for Christmas. I found a very similar one in here. I have a lot of fond memories with these flavors. We used to go to midnight mass and come home to celebrate with cake and sparkling cider. Even though I can’t celebrate with my family, that doesn’t mean I can’t carry on the tradition with my new one. Sander and his parents have a fresh cake to enjoy for this evening!
Even if I baked all day, it doesn’t mean I can leave all my dishes in the sink! And of course I have a few loads of laundry to do… It might be Christmas but I have so much to do! But it’s all worth it because in the end, I have a clean house! Nothing feels better than a clean house and an evening of relaxation.
Preparing the gifts
We’ve had our presents for a while but that doesn’t mean that they’re wrapped and ready to go. I’m sure there are tons of other people who do their wrapping on Christmas Eve. I don’t have many to wrap. It’s going to be the 4 of us this evening! But sometimes it’s nice to have a small gathering, and we see them every week anyways.
Are you the type of person who needs to mentally prepare for any social event? Welcome to the club! I need to make sure do all I can to be calm before social gatherings. Since The Netherlands is on lock down, families are limited to 4 people per household. Still, I need to make sure that I’m ready for an evening of dining and socializing. When you spend most of the week at home in silence, it’s easy to forget how to socialize. And unfortunately, talking to my dogs all day doesn’t count as socializing. But we’re having a delicious gourmetten spread! I’m so excited for the food that I can’t wait!