Phew! I feel a bit like this today after so much weekend baking.
Bob propped me up by staying out of my hair all those hours in the kitchen.
I like to get on with my baking with Christmas music, no conversation,
and a nice glass of Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry nearby!
Memories of childhood Christmas baking days with
my mother fill my thoughts and make me happy.
The kitchen is now a mess with a layer flour everywhere, bits of pastry
dough stuck on the floor, a raisin or two rolling under the island,
and sticky handles on the refrigerator. I hate a grubby kitchen
so you know what I'll be doing today.
BTW, I love my pair of woolly mice - bought in Asheville, NC last year -
they came out of the storage box again for Christmas. I think they'll be
staying around from now on, not going back into hiding. I can see them
depicting happenings in our daily life through all the months ahead - so
keep an eye out for them when I post in the new year.
Their names you may ask? Why Bob and Mary of course!
Yes, today I start some house cleaning now the messy bits of making
the cottage festive are completed.
With an open house on Christmas Eve - come and gobble
up the goodies if you're nearby - I do like the house to sparkle in the candlelight.
We still have not started burning our wood due to continued warm weather so
the dust is not bad - but a fire in the hearth will be enjoyed over Christmas
even if we have to keep the doors open!