by the chimney with care in the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
That reminds me, I once lost a spelling bee because of the word chimney. Needless to say I have never misspelled it again.
Our annual Christmas Eve party has concluded and now comes the relaxation portion of the holiday. Just as my husband likes to go skiing because he looks forward to the afterward (sitting in the lodge, drinking hot chocolate, feeling flush from the exercise/outdoors), I feel the same about our annual party.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!