It's early Tuesday morning and I'm sitting at my desk wearing my hat that makes me look like I belong in Whoville with all the other Who folk. I am not a big fan of hats but I make an exception for this one. It never fails to elicit a smile from someone.



The Christmas plans are right on schedule. Sunday I baked three kinds of cookies (even a batch I found as a result of blog reading which turned out to be absolutely delicious). Last night Elanor and I made two more. I manned the pizelle iron and she made some molasses cookies. Tonight we traditionally make the sugar cookies. It is always a contest to see who can come up with the most bizarre cookie. Thus, we have ninja reindeer, snowmen who have been shot through the heart with arrows, and animals with two heads or three legs. Thankfully, there are enough bells and trees to put out on the cookie tray. The presents are all wrapped. Pk and I did it all last night in one marathon session.


Tomorrow I will make the chocolate torte (the one that will stop Christmas from happening at all if it doesn't make an appearance), the babka that we only eat Easter and Christmas and Kate will use the leftover egg whites and make some macaroons. We'll have some pizza and wings and decorate the tree. Emily and Jim are coming to spend the night and we will all be together for a while.

So, Merry Christmas to all of you. No matter what you celebrate or how you celebrate, I hope your holiday is filled with joy and wonder and love.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day,

their old familiar carols played

And wild and sweet the words repeat

Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men.

I am looking at at 5 day weekend and intend to enjoy every bit of it. I'll see you soon.

Comments

amy said…
Merry Christmas, Donna Lee. Mmm, pizelles. I had my mother's pizelle maker but it was in really, really bad shape and I finally gave up on it. I would really like another one. Hmm. I should have put that on my Santa list!! Enjoy your weekend, every minute of it!
Sacha said…
The cookies sound fun. :) Have a great time with everyone!
Dianne said…
It sounds like you will be having a wonderful holiday, and I hope you enjoy every minute of it! Can we see a picture of you in the hat???
Roxie said…
Ninja reindeer? Photos! I need photos!

All blessings on your holiday! May love and smiles surround you.
Bells said…
Merry christmas to you and all the family! I'm sure you'll have an absolutely splendid time.
Geek Knitter said…
And a very Merry Christmas to you.

But there must be something wrong with my monitor... I see no pictures of the Whoville Hat!
Sheepish Annie said…
Happy Five Day Weekend and Merry Christmas! It sounds like you have it all under control over there. Thanks for making the torte. I'd feel just awful if Christmas didn't happen now that I've finally finished the shopping!
Bezzie said…
Merry Christmas! Pizelles! Now there's a cookie I've always wanted to make...

You gotta start photodocumenting these baking adventures. I need my cookie p0rn!! ;-)
TinkingBell said…
Have a wonderful Chirstmas and may love peace and good wine fill your house!

And I'm off to find out what on earth a pizelle is......

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