It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cake Completed And Family Christmas Celebration.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

After all the snacking we did throughout the day yesterday is it any wonder that we’d sleep on and off most of the night because of a sugar high and to sleep later this morning. Shortly after finishing breakfast I was out the door so that I could go to the Metro grocery store to pick up a pound of unsalted butter. By 10:30 I was once again busy making our Buttercream Icing for the cake we would be bringing to our family Christmas celebration later this afternoon. 

The first thing we needed to do was level the cake layers and mount them on the cake board. While Kathy was busy crumb coating the mounted cake I went back to making an additional two batches of nice white icing. The second and part of the third batches were used to finish smoothing the cake and trimming the edges adding to the Frozen theme. I busied myself coloring green and red icing so that Kathy could finish trimming the cake. By the time Kathy had finished with the cake I’d cleaned most of the utensils and the kitchen. As used to be the case when we used to decorate a lot of cakes we’d forget to keep ourselves hydrated and to eat lunch. We had a light snack with a cup of tea that would hold us over until supper time with the family. 
Karen and Greg making certain everything was perfect.
The food table never got empty.
It took several loads to get everything in the truck but having done this many times before we knew that our precious high calorie cargo would arrive at its destination unscathed. We arrived moments before the scheduled time at our daughter Karen’s house and unloaded everything on a table in the garage in order to keep it all cool until after the meal. Everyone brought something to add to the meal and were all busy enjoying one another’s company while they ate. While we were eating the skies suddenly opened up with an intense downpour that was strong enough to clean the truck sparkling clean. 

Once everyone had their fill and the tables were cleaned off before it was time to set up the dessert table. Again everyone was more than satisfied after sampling most of the goodies. One thing our family never does is just have everyone take back the leftovers of what they brought. What everyone does is to bring food storage containers and everyone packs up another meal of food and desserts to take home for another day. Being that this was the second day of Christmas meals for most everyone there it didn’t take any arm twisting for hugs and goodbye kisses for everyone to leave by 7:00. 
Granddaughter Kylla with her friend Kayla.
As many dessert as there was food.
The rain had slowed but was still falling by the time we got home. Kathy’s computer is again offline so she’s using the backup laptop. Tomorrow we have things to do but I’ll probably be back on the phone with Cogeco Cable Company to see if they can tweak our system again. 
Cameron likes his Chebbacca shirt so much
he hasn't taken it off since yesterday.

Again Kathy and I want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment.

It’s about time.


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  1. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas celebration and lots of family fun.

  2. Another great family get together you had, now to relax.
    You will need a long cable when you go fulltime, lol..