Thursday, December 24, 2009

The dining room has been cleared of stamping supplies.  The dusting and vacuuming are finished.  Rachel baked 11 dozen cookies in 2 hours this morning while I cleaned. 

At 3:30 I started frying pierogies and fish.  We made a new recipe - corn souffle - for a side dish.  The recipe came from a co-worker and turned out wonderful. 

The table was set, the family arrived and all we had to do was wait for Chris to get out of work (the bank was opened until 6 tonight!). 

We sat down to eat a wonderful meal and share our holiday together. 

Rachel and HWNSNBP did all the clean-up after the family left and they are off to bed. 

I must admit I haven't wrapped a thing, but it'll be a quick chore in the morning to find the gift bags and scurry around stuffing them.  There's still time later tomorrow night to finish the wrapping for those I won't see until after Christmas day.  

In fact, that's something I'm looking forward to.  Peace and quiet and putting the finishing touches on those things.  (Oh, and I promised Peggy that I wouldn't miss the tea party this week, so I'll be sure to get to that too when the craziness cools down tomorrow.)

My posts this past week have been few and far between, so let me just catch up with some pictures. 

The first is a picture of a little candy holder that I put together for our staff.  60 of those  - thank goodness for a crop-a-dile with all those eyelets!

The next is a little ornament cupcake that was shared with me by a student.  It not only looked pretty, it tasted pretty good too!

I'm fading fast right now, so I'll stop here and say Merry Christmas to you all!


  1. I guess the pierogies answers what I've meant to ask you about Polish background :D.
    I too tried a new recipe - we all enjoyed it, thank you. My sis had spotted a recipe for a Pumpkin Roulade in a recipe book she got for her MIL, so she was especially interested to try it.
    Happy Christmas, enjoy the holiday season.

  2. Mele Kalikimaka, Lorraine! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas together. Thank you for thinking of me and for the beautiful Christmas card.


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