It has been a busy weekend here. It was a delight to have my friends visit from far away yesterday, and the chatter was constant, and the food was plentiful and the laughter was loud. And the candles flickered, the lights twinkled....you get the picture. Thank heavens for dishwashers.
I went to bed grinning, and it felt right.
So it was snowing this morning. Well, it made a valiant effort to snow and there were some large flakes but they didn't hang around for long, and the sun came and went, as did more snow. yet in the coming week, temps are supposed to soar way above the freezing that they are on right now. I am trying to decide whether to venture out to Carols tonight, given that the car is already iced up and the roads have not seen any sign of gritters yet this winter. Hmmm. I will see.
Church was wonderful this morning, and it ended with a celebratory air (balloons been batted around the whole place) because, as we were reminded, there is so much to celebrate with Christmas. The children loved it, and what is it about grown men and the competitive spirit????? Good fun.
I must just go and light Advent candle #4...hang on a sec.....
There. That is better. All lit.
This afternoon I went to a 40th birthday party, and I ate way to much food. I needed to run a couple of marathons afterwards. I know no restraint when faced with delicious food I have not cooked myself. You would think I would know better. Sigh. I keep learning the same lesson over and over.
And now I need to catch up with what everyone has been doing, while simultaneously trying to de-ice the car just in case I decide to go out..........
Just in case you are wondering - I replied to the Bookworm re the pastry - it works with all sweet recipes. Apples are particularly good. So go ahead and try it and let me know how you like it!