Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas (and other assorted holidays)

I am so far behind in everything this year.  This is the first year in many that I didn't even contemplate sending out cards.  If you received one from me, count yourself among the lucky.  I only sent out a handful (in response to cards received!)  I did, however, manage to send out ecards!

Baking has been the focus for December.  I have baked many things.

Red velvet cookies.

Ginger Molasses cookies (made with whole wheat flour this year, which wasn't a bad thing.)

Maple Iced Shortbread

Toll House Cookies


Cinnamon Rolls

And for Christmas day...  apple pie

and dinner rolls.

I'm wondering if I'm channeling some long dead baker.  Because never have I baked like this before. 

I also found time to knit Ron a hat for a gift - he's started riding his motorcycle again and his ears get cold when he gets a whim to ride at night.  Believe it or not, it's actually a bit chilly in AZ in December at night (too cold for me to ride.)

I knit dishcloths for gifts - an annual staple.  I owe a pair of mitts (sorry Mary!) 

I have been running as many mornings as possible to stave off the inevitable pounds that will be gained from all the baking.  I am losing the battle, but the puppies are happy!

Kyle has had his annual between Halloween and Christmas illness.  Bronchitis this time.  Hopefully he will be fully healed and ready to play hockey on Monday night.  (spoken like a true hockey mom)

Ron is on-call Christmas day, but we are hoping he will at least be here to open gifts. 

We had lots of not so exciting things happen this year.  That post will come later!

Merry Christmas everyone.  Hope you and yours have a blessed holiday together!!!