Uncle Dave and Auntie's house-helper, Savann, had to leave unexpectedly today, and it took all five of us adults to accomplish what she would have done all by herself. Tim washed out the clothes BY HAND. I took the clean dry clothes off the line and replaced them with the newly washed clothes. Uncle Dave swept the whole house. Grandma washed the vegetables Savann had already bought at the market for the day. Auntie supervised us all, helped Tim with the laundry, and got leftovers out for lunch (because none of us knew what to do with the vegetables and meat Savann had bought to make "Happy China rice and chicken", as Ezra refers to it).
Tonight we had a little Christmas Eve get-together with Auntie and Uncle Dave's team mates and now we adults are wondering how it is that we are now in charge of putting out all the presents. Oh, for the days when we just went to sleep and woke up to Santa's delivery!!
Merry Christmas...and welcome to our world, sweet baby Jesus!!!