Friday, December 22, 2017

December 22

Christmas is closing in and the parents are feeling this keenly. Today was the beginning of my baking, a very strange feeling for me as I used to begin even in November! I seem to bake less and less each year. Perhaps that is good, for many reasons. I also made the last, I hope, run to the grocery store.

There was a lovely reprieve over lunch when a friend came by for a visit and we sat with a candle burning and the greyness of the day out the windows and the cheery Christmas colors inside. Another sweet moment was when a neighbor acquaintance rang the doorbell and delivered a beautiful tray of assorted homemade cookies.

Michael volunteered to help with the wrapping tonight and he's been holed up in our closet for hours. As I was mixing up the last batch of cookie dough I found we had no peppermint flavoring left! Just the time to have a child with a driver's license who actually needed to go to the store anyway! Thank you Rachel!

Michael and I are fighting colds, hoping we can make it through the weekend and not get worse! Also feeling thankful these are only colds and not something worse.

It was very warm here today -- low 50's but I see the temperature is going to drop sharply tomorrow and we have the promise of a bit of snow. Very exciting!

I think I better go rescue Michael and see if we can get some rest before the final day of prep tomorrow!


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have a cold so I'll have to do far less baking. We awoke to snow this morning! It is beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas, my friend.

Reneelynn said...

I do less baking each year too it seems...... people seem to be cutting back on all the sweets..... I too have a sore throat.... but will keep pushing on....grand children coming tonight !!!! A Blessed Christmas to you and your family!!

willow said...

I've been enjoying this countdown to Christmas series of posts. You are so busy, I don't know where you find the energy. I haven't blogged for months (my parents are becoming more frail and mum is now in a care home - difficult to organise when I don't live close and very emotionally draining) but I still check in with the blogs I have followed over the years. Lovely to follow the family as they grow up, wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.

HeatherMavis said...

Everything looks so homey and festive and so nice to have a friend stop by. I've always loved how you do your tea ritual , it's always special.
I really like your couch\sofa. I would love to find something like it.
I was just thinking about January 25, Robert Burns Night, and I was wondering if you do anything for it. I would like to but I am afraid my family would not understand it and thus appreciate it.
I wish you a blessed and merry Christmas!