Hello and How Are You???
I read somewhere or heard somewhere that somone calls this week the Hush Time - that week between Christmas and New Years. I love the term and all that it brings to my mind.
So how was your Christmas (if you celebrate)? Ours was lovely. I did feel lousy on Christmas Day, but it was just allergies kicking in. Christmas Eve we went over to Mailing's parents for dinner. We were worried whether Anna would be able to join us as her boyfriend tested positive for Covid. But, after 4-5 negative tests, she did come (and stayed masked). Dinner, as always, was fabulous. The dumplings I made were still the ugliest, but that is now a tradition!
I made a Swedish Almond Cake for dessert and it may be a new favorite. Zhongren was still raving about it Christmas morning!
It was a good dessert (if I do say so myself), but I also think it's a perfect breakfast cake too with a cup of coffee or tea. A perfect pairing.
Christmas morning we got up and had some breakfast and opened some gifts and then headed over to Colin & Mailing's for the day. It was mild temperature-wise and a bit rainy at times. Everyone took walks at different times except me...I sprawled out on a couch and rested. We had champagne and grapefruit juice along with scones that Colin made for brunch. I had also received the day before a HUGE box from a VP I support filled with all different cheeses, meats, fruit spreads, honey, crackers, etc. We took everything over to C&M's to add to the brunch spread.
The animals all had good days. Otto got some loudy squeaky toys and was happy.
The cats were quickly drugged with catnip. Dinner was bangers & mash which was delicious. And a pear/cranberry cobbler I had made for dessert.
By 8 p.m. I was ready to call it a day and go home!
Sunday it was still very mild. I took a walk in Oaks along the Perkiomen Creek. I chose that path because it is paved. The canal walk that I do and the River Trail would have both been messy in places due to our recent rains. There were folks out biking, jogging, walking and plenty of geese on the water.
When I got back home we decided to get Mable outside again. She enjoyed it a lot!
After a bit she was ready to come back inside. A little progress being made here and there!
It is cooler today (28 this morning), but I'm hoping to get out for another walk. Fletch is in the shower and once he gets out I will start some laundry. Other than that, I hope to find time to relax, knit, stitch and read some. I hope everyone is enjoying this Hush Season!