The morning started out with a wonderful surprise, as the post office made a Christmas delivery! Amazingly, a box shipped only six days ago from California reached me on Christmas Day. I think the Post Office was working extra hard to make holiday deliveries out here to the sandbox, and it was much appreciated (as were the contents of the boxes!)
I opened my gifts this morning along with the soldiers who work in my office, and then we shared a glorious Christmas dinner complete with just about any traditional dish you wanted. Turkey, prime rib, shrimp, king crab legs, potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and a giant Santa cake (20 feet long), and other very festively decorated desserts, among things I saw. Oh, and the sparkling white grape juice. I'm sure there was more. If I had to be away from family today, this was a nice second best.
And speaking of my family, I got Christmas Eve news from my wife of a wonderfully special gift that will be "delivered" next July or August. To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. This has got to be The Best Christmas Gift Ever.