Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

Why, hello there, and Merry Christmas!

I know, I know. the last time I wrote was approximately the day after Thanksgiving but you know what? Time really does go faster as you get older. December has FLOWN.

And what has happened since I left you staring at my garish new lipstick?

1. Many of the Boys are home! Wooo! The House on the Corner is once again awash in laptops and shoes. Parents of toddlers and teenagers, take heart. This is the best stage ever, and so worth any angst that preceded it. The only ones missing are...

2. Boy#1 and Lovely Girl, who are winging their way this direction today, but not to the House on the Corner (yet). We've entered the era of shared holidays, so our family Christmas will be Sunday, which actually is fine with me. I am completely inflexible on the matter of giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, but Christmas? The longer it lasts, the better, because that leaves me more time for...

3. Baking! I do love to bake, and my trusty KitchenAid doesn't even get put away these days. So far I've made bierocks, bread bowls (for the traditional Christmas Eve soup following church), and many gallons of peppernuts. Still to be kneaded up today are breakfast rolls (a new recipe) and dinner rolls for tomorrow. I'm almost out of flour, though, so I'm sending a Boy or Boys to Wal-Mart for provisions, which brings us back to...

4. Many of the Boys are home, and they are old enough to fight the Christmas Eve crowds at Wal-Mart so that I don't have to.



  1. This is the best stage ever. The huge shoes in the small entryway are not so great, but I smile every time I trip over them, knowing they will be gone before I know it.

    Enjoy your time with Boy #1 and Lovely Girl (and all the boys as well!).

  2. Would you be so kind as to email me your bread bowl recipe (and any tips)? I bet those would be WONDERFUL with the potato soup I'm planning to make tomorrow =)! stilldoingmybest at gmail