Well the holiday came off wonderfully here, although we really aren't finished celebrating. I used to stress out hugely trying to have the Christmas of the lovechild of Norman Rockwell and Martha Stewart, but I have since learned that everyone is just as happy without my stress. What an epiphany!
Now we try to make sure there is tons of food including treats, that everybody gets a happy surprise to unwrap and that we get to be together as much as possible. My Christmases are so much better with a husband who pitches in to get ready. I took a pre-Christmas brunch photo of the food. That weird thing in the back is this thing that the Dutch of the area make and it's sort of a holiday tradition. Personally, I think it is horrid. It's a sort of sweet, crusty pastry filled with almond paste (yack) and then coated with frosting. It doesn't have to have the frosting, but honestly. Frosting, hello?!? Everything is better with it.
Now, I'm tired!
Oh yeah, and I finished the knitting on Mom's sweater, so all it needs is buttons which is FANTABULOUS!!! After this, I just know that I can conquer any knitting project in the whole world. So, Mom, Thanks for picking such a challenging sweater for me! :|
Hey and it's nearly time to say goodbye to 2009. Who's ready to slam the door and open one on a fresh, new year?