Fa la la la la…

‘Tis the season!
I know… I say it all the time… it’s been two months since I blogged! Why oh why can’t I keep up with this?
I have good intentions, I swear! If I made New Years resolutions, I’d make one to keep up with this blog. But… That’s way too much pressure for me so resolution-free I will remain.

Life has been super busy, which I think is the nature of fall. Work has been nuts… It’s been exhausting and not just the commute (which is always a nightmare 60-90 minute trek) but the job itself has been so Go Go Go that I’m finding myself falling asleep at the unGodly hour of 8pm most nights. I have managed to have some fun in there too. I took another painting class at South Shore Pottery Shop and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Especially happy with the background this go-around… check it out below. I’m getting more comfortable with each class. Now, where the heck am I going to put these masterpieces?

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Halloween was a huge success. We ran out of candy pails after 100 little goblins! Cutest ones being the little boys across the street. The little guy came running up to my dad and lifted his mask saying “Al, it’s me!” So stinkin’ cute!

Thanksgiving was lovely. I put a new spin on the usual green beans and made gremolata haricot vert. Totally loving gremolata! Bringing it back for Christmas dinner. Yip.

Fast forward to today… Three days until Christmas! My shopping is DONE… save for a few extras I’d like to pick up if time allows. I’m off work until January 2nd and am making the most of the time. Errands tomorrow along with food shopping and picking up the tenderloin roast for Christmas dinner. Tuesday is going to be dedicated to baking… all day.

On the docket are cinnamon buns, sour cream coffee cakes (plural… need to make 3!) and my aunt/Godmother’s red cherry pie. Nervous about that last one. I’ve never made it before and I have some big culinary shoes to fill. My aunt Judy made the BEST cherry pie. I’m not talking Comstock pie filling here, I’m talking homemade start to finish. I really hope I can pull off something she would have been proud of. If it’s at all worthy, I’ll try to throw a pic up.

I am really looking forward to Christmas morning and seeing the joy on the faces of the people I love. I wish you all a very merry Christmas filled with light and love and all the joys of the season.

Merry Christmas!

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