Or at least hubby and I are trying to make it so. Which is not easy around here as you navigate the land mines of jobs to-be-done (all giving you the evil eye) on ye ol' homestead.
So far I've brewed my morning latte, sat in front of the open wood fire with hubby while he did some recreational reading and I did some knitting.
Then I roused myself enough to make us a good breakfast. Next I set some rice to cooking for Zoey. (Yes, we are continuing to cater to her with a special diet hoping to put some weight on her for winter. Sigh . . . inability to put weight is so NOT one of MY problems.)
I did a batch of dishes.
Put some Christmas carols on the stereo. It's a genetic thing I've passed on to my daughter . . . the playing of Christmas music before the Christmas season. (Like way before. Sometimes in June.) I always felt guilty doing it until she convinced me that Christmas music is simply a GENRE of music meant to be enjoyed at will rather than only during a short, specific time of year. (I can go with that. Doesn't take much to pacify me.)
Then I made myself a second cup of java and came back here to my computer to play. Allowing myself as much time on the computer as I want is not something I frequently do.
Now I'm thinking it would be a great afternoon to do some baking. Fruitcake? I've yet to make my first batch to squirrel away to mellow for the upcoming holidays. Apple pie? Wouldn't want all those wonderful apples from our bountiful harvest to shrivel up and expire, would I? Blueberry-Raspberry Muffins? Using our frozen berries works perfectly because they don't smoosh up when you mix them into the batter.
Can you tell I've been trying to avoid sweets and eliminate eating in between meals? Food may be all I can think of but as long as I just think and don't eat I guess I'm still winning.
Thought I'd throw in this picture of Chicken Mama programming her parents new cell phone that they've had for quite a while but still can't manage to do anything with other than make an outgoing call. She handles her frustration with them very well.
Dinner tonight? Creamed Duck and Garden Peas over Mashed Potatoes, Baked Red Kuri Squash, and Waldorf Salad. Sound good? What time will you be here?
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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