A very Good (yet exhausted and chaotic) Monday Morning, my friends!
We just sent our last one back to school this morning, along with her rabbit and 75-lb puppy! What a trio they are! It was sheer bliss having both of my nestlings back home for a couple of days; we did our share of overeating and laughing and just enjoying each other’s company.
My daughter loves to help me decorate the house for Christmas, but I need to bite my tongue as I watch the clouds of dust that follow in her wake. I like to have a plan and she seems to thrive in chaos. And for someone who needs order in her home, my home is anything but orderly right now.
Open bins of Christmas decorations are scattered in just about every room. We need to move stuff aside to find a place to sit. The laundry is piled high. I haven’t sat at this desk in almost two weeks. And I couldn’t be happier! I’ll have time in the next few days to restore the order, but right now I am still comfy in the memories of the holiday weekend.
And let’s not even talk about the scale that is pointing its finger at me! I’ll start dealing with that over the next few days as well…that is until we head out of town again this weekend!
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Just a quick note to say that I made the Rosemary Walnuts last night! What a hit! I’m glad I purchased a big bag of walnuts at Costco, so I can make more batches. Thanks for such a winner!
Apple-Cider Doughnut cake was rec’d in my house with rave reviews. Just as good as the name suggests. We ate half of it and I’m freezing the other half for later this weekend when the pie runs out. Always great to have a fabulous dessert to whip out and wow the crowd when they least expect it! Thanks!
Will you be making a fruitcake this year? I swear by my Grandma’s White Fruitcake! It is light, moist and fresher than the heavy dark fruitcakes (that my other grandma made!) I spent my youth comparing and contrasting the dueling fruitcakes and this one is my fav!
Leftover turkey? Try this 15-Bean Soup recipe, made lighter and healthier by using turkey instead of ham.
Well my friends…I am off to…well, I’m not sure what I’m going to do! Truly, I become somewhat immobilized by clutter, which is why I avoid it on a regular basis. But I need to start somewhere, so I think I’ll start in the kitchen and move from there.
I also have several posts that are very close to being published for you, including a Christmas Salad, a Christmas jam and Care Labels for you knit projects. Fingers crossed they all get published this week.
I’ll ‘talk’ to you next week from Asheville, NC! We will be up ther with friends visiting the Biltmore Castle all decorated for Christmas!