Well, we had our first Christmas celebration last weekend, and nature topped it off with deep snow! Exactly as Christmas should be.
We (truthfully, mostly my DH) baked up a storm. In typical crafty fashion, my DH came up with a new kind of cooling rack for all the many baking sheets full of cookies we cranked out. Looks like a ladder? Pish. It’s all the rage in Paris.
And, of course, I got my holiday knitting done in time. My little nephew’s hat & scarf turned out beautifully. I had a little trouble with my progress on the scarf as I utilised a new-to-me technique – reversible cables – and every experienced knitter who took notice stopped me to take a look & hear about it. I’m happy to share, but I cut it kinda close on this project.
Here’s the finished detail on the reversible cables. Easy, really. And it was well received.
And after the festivities & the snowstorm were over, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, complete with icicles hanging from the eaves, growing in the warmth of the remaining suns rays.
I had a productive day today, despite the fact that I’ve been feeling kinda crappy these past few days. I’ve had a chill in my bones that doesn’t seem to want to leave, and my sinuses are beginning to bother me too. I think I’m finally succumbing to the bug that’s been making its way around as of late. Ah, well. The show must go on.
After a lovely dinner of leftover vegetarian fishcakes with sriracha sauce…
…note the subtle attempt to raise my spirits? Dinner was followed with a hot cup of herbal tea & a movie: Julie & Julia. I liked it, but the DH – not so much. To be honest, I liked Julia & Paul better than Julie & whats-his-face. Meryl Streep played it a little over-the-top, but she had the intonations down pat. She’s a pretty amazing mimic.
Tomorrow I have a pile of things to do – I’ll allow myself Wednesday to recover, and then it’s showtime again come Thursday, as the relatives will begin arriving anew.
I hope you are finding the time to take enjoyment of the simple pleasures this holiday season, as I am trying to do!