I baked four loaves for my Mother's recipe for Nut Bread. Two came out great, the other two came out odd looking, but hopefully they will taste alright. I made mini cranberry orange loaves, refrigerator cookies and chocolate mice. Kim and I always make chocolate mice. It goes back to the year before the mice infestation. I do not have very good linear memory, but I remember that we saw them made on TV and have been making them ever since. Kim's are fancy with painted eyes. I always make blind mice.
So my presents are wrapped. The car is semi packed, the food is as ready as it needs to be until I get to Dad's. I need to pack and get to bed. Oh, and print the Christmas pageant. We have a little bit of everything to please all the parts of Christmas that bring joy. Ending with the girls doing a Rockette number to Amy Winehouse singing, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus. Snappy and not too long. I mean you can only kick for so long.
I hope everyone enjoys this holiday season however you celebrate it, or don't celebrate it. I love this time of year. I love the music, the lights, the decorations, the presents, the smiles and sparkle in the children and the child like grown ups eyes. The Christmas specials, especially, Olive the Other Reindeer, and all the sappy Christmas movies. So may the joy and love of the season fill your heart. And may this coming year be filled with challenges that are not more then we can handle, the joy and happiness be overflowing.
and next weekend my sister Sioux will come up to celebrate New Year's with me.
What a wonderful way to welcome the new year in.
love to all