Instead of going to bed where I belong at this time of night, I am making this Christmas day last longer by staying up later because I had a good evening and now I am not in the mood to go to sleep. My stomach is full also and I would have to roll myself into the bedroom, so I better stay up for a bit and let everything settle first.
My sister fixed a great vegetarian Christmas dinner and I was not shy about piling the food on my plate. One of the dishes she made was lasagna with eggplant and fennel and I had two helpings of it. I will have to get the recipe because it's been a long time since I tasted anything so good. She also made an indescribable dessert that was like an angel peeing on your tongue, as we say here in the Netherlands, and I had a helping and a half of that. I think I made up for all the food I could not eat at one time.
We started the evening off with a bubbly wine and even I had two glasses of it and very much appreciated how sparkly and fresh it tasted. I then, to my own astonishment, had a glass of white wine with dinner. Really! This happens only ones a year and I have to say that whatever inhibitions I may have had about that disappeared as snow for the sun. I did have a strong cup of coffee with my dessert, so no harm was done. I need not have worried about getting tipsy. After all, wine is such a benign alcoholic beverage.
Actually, I ate just enough food and was not really uncomfortably full. The best part was that my stomach did not protest at any point and that can be called a true miracle. I think it may have had to do with the fact that the food was so wholesome and prepared well. Even now, some hours later, I am not feeling any pain and that is saying a lot for my delicate system. All kudos go to my sister.
Now that I am cozily ensconced here, it is hard to make up my mind to go to bed. I have the excuse that I can sleep late in the morning, but it may be that Tyke will be of a different opinion. It is another holiday here on Thursday, so I can be as lazy as I want to be. I have no idea if any store is going to be open, although a supermarket may be for a few hours.
I was disguised like a lady today and hardly recognized myself.