We have an annual Christmas ADAM (as in Dec 23rd, the day before Christmas EVE) tea. The 23rd didn't work - so we moved it to the 28th (briefly) and then to the 30th. We decided it should be called the Christmas Steve Tea - inspired by the Alec Benjamin song titled Steve (linked). The song satirically looks at what may have happened if there had been another person there to tell Adam, "Dude! Stop. Oh, you want what you can't have, but you've got all the things you need. There was Adam, there was Eve and there was Steve." It actually reflects the plot line of CS Lewis' Perelandra.
The roads had us wondering if the Christmas Steve tea would be cancelled today...but the roads were fine.
My mom started the Christmas Adam Tea in 2015. I have continued it because I like having a chance to get the girls together and I do it and remember mom.
|Stacia, Arielle & Danny, Allie, Benny, Krista|
|Allie & Me - regulars at the Urgent Care|
We were not home at noon when the tea was to begin. We could not believe we were in urgent care again. Rob believes Allie has an amoxicillin rash. We had discussed her mother's allergies to antibiotics before she began taking them for her throat and before surgery. She finished the meds and two days later the rash appeared. She's got some meds to flush out the toxins, she's got instructions for building her immune system which took a hit with surgery, and we'll see a specialist to confirm which drug she is allergic too. We are all fairly sure it's the amoxicillin. I took photos to show the specialist.
We came home expecting the tea to be over. I told Allie I only hoped they'd saved me a scone. They did better than that. Krista and Arielle were here. They were watching a movie. They waited for us to get home for tea and treats. It turns out we had five females at the girl's tea and four males. LOL It was an odd year for the tea all the way around.
|"I LOVE tea!"|
|Melt chocolate and fill mold|
|Fill half, melt 2nd half|
|Assemble the two halves|
|Rub around the seam so chocolate forms a seam|
I had 1/2 a roast left in the fridge from an earlier meal. I added BBQ sauce to it, made a salad, cut up fruit and wala - dinner!
I cannot believe this is December 30th! I suddenly realized while at the docs we have New Year's Eve to pull off tomorrow. I've got a plan...pizza, munchies, gingerbread competition and FIREWORKS at about 8 p.m. as the littles won't make it until midnight and we don't want the Anchorage/Eagle River crew driving home late.
AND 2021 is blogged. I have 2 posts I'm "holding."