It’s been awhile. I guess I’m not the supreme multi-tasker that I thought I was. I have a newfound respect for those full-time working mother bloggers who keep it up on a daily basis. It’s really hard to do that.
Nevertheless, I will carry on with my sporadic posting as that’s about all I can handle right now. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you, my faithful (and for the most part, completely silent) readers. All seven of you.
And now, it’s Christmastime in the city (sing it with me!) and man, do I love it. The city is lit up and bustling, the holiday cheer is spreading and most importantly, I’m on vacation! OK, only two days, but I’ll take ’em. I get to read, watch this, pick up some last-minute gifts and most importantly, hang with my little man and do some cooking!
We had a little holiday open house last weekend, which was super-fun, but I was a total slacker in the cooking department — thankfully, my mom (and others) came to the rescue with three different kinds of Christmas cookies, including these and a few others which I suppose I now need to post about…especially her pecan balls, which went so fast that I never even got to try one. Humph. I did manage to make an amazing peppermint bark*, which I promptly forgot to serve. Oops. Our last few stragglers were the lucky recipients of little packets of that delicious treat.
We got our beautiful tree a few weeks back and had a great time decorating it with the G-man hanging everything at the same height and my mom directing the placement of the lights with the precision of MacArthur and the cinematic eye of Cecil B. de Mille. It smells great and nothing makes me happier than to come home and see it all lit up, waiting expectantly for all the presents to be nestled underneath (and for me to wrap said mountain of presents currently lurking in the closet).
What are you doing for the holidays…visiting family? Staying home? Snuggling up by a roaring fire? Or (like my amigos down in BsAs) going for a swim? Whatever you do or however you celebrate the season, hold your loved ones tight and be happy. Merry Merry everyone.
* Coming in the next post, which I promise won’t be a month from now…