In the past few days I’ve eaten a lot. Enough to make my stomach hurt. I made potato soup last night and I didn’t know I could stuff myself so much with soup. And sourdough garlic french bread. Oh, and yeah, the apple crisp. I didn’t even have any sugar cookies or persimmon cookies.
The girlie baked with her grandma today and had tons of fun. Tomorrow we bake bread and pies. One will be a blackberry and one will be a chocolate pecan bourbon pie. Yumm. In the meantime, while the cookie baking happened, I did a lot of work to clean up my office. It’s still not all the way put away, but progress happened. Progress is really good. I just want to get everything put away so our space is functional.
I also need to do more wrapping of things. I love wrapping and then having the chance to watch people open their presents. I really hope they like them! I hope the gifts that I sent arrive on time. Possibly tomorrow.
I find Christmas to be a bittersweet holiday. I’m not sure why. Maybe because it signals endings and beginnings. Maybe because it goes so fast. For sure, I know I miss those friends and family I want to be with and can’t be, for whatever reason. So yeah. Can you believe that 2014 is almost here?
I spent some time listening to holiday music today. My favorite carol is the Carol of the Bells followed closely by Oh Holy Night. But I can’t help loving Feed the World. And I have a deep love of Happy Christmas by John Lennon and I Believe in Christmas by Greg Lake (ELP), both of which aren’t terrible happy Christmas songs. Oh, and I love The Closing of the Year by Wendy and Lisa. I’m trying to embed it. Let’s see if it takes.
I’m not sure if I’ll be posting again before Christmas, so if not, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. May it be a day of joy and peace and love and light and laughter.