Good Morning Everyone!
How are you this morning? I am feeling as though I'm in a fog. It's grey and damp outside and I did not sleep well (I could hear some rain coming down lightly in the middle of the night). I was awake for several hours and then finally fell asleep and didn't wake up till just before 7. And I woke up really, really stiff. Not sure if it's all the dampness in the air or what, but Advil was the first think I washed down my throat this morning. It's above freezing, but not by much.
Yesterday turned out well. I'm happy to say I did NOT bake any more cookies. I will also say that I did NOT get to cleaning the kitchen floor (which, really, is a mess!). But, the bathrooms were scrubbed, bath mats washed as well as towels and ALL of the wrapping was completed. That includes gifts for folks we will not see until after the New Year!
Late in the day I headed over to Colin & Mailing's. I took their stocking gifts from us as well as a big tray of cookies. They had spent the day together (C&M and Fletch) and had watched the film 1917. Not a film I would have enjoyed anyway. We had an excellent dinner: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup and bread. Yum!
I couldn't even finish my bowl of soup! I had never had this before, but now I want to make it. We did bring a good sized container home with us😋.
The cats were around, but a little lazy. Marcel napped a lot and Talbot hung out by the front door (not sure what he was looking at - perhaps Christmas lights on the street? LOL). After dinner the kids opened stocking gifts (and they had some for us as well). Marcel liked the ribbons.
Silly kids and silly cat.
So here we are on Unraveled Wednesday. Poor Kat with whom we all link up on Wednesdays has been dealing with a huge bandage on one finger - making any knitting progress difficult at best. I've been plugging away on my holiday socks, but no knitting for the past couple of days (too busy baking/cleaning/wrapping/etc.).
It looks so pretty against a holiday table cloth! Maybe I can sneak in a few more rows today. I hope so!
On the reading front things slowed down. I returned The Shore to the library after reading just 4 chapters. The stories were way too bleak for my taste - miserable characters doing awful things to each other. Not pleasant. Now I am about 2/3 of the way through a book in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie. These Scotland Yard mysteries are easy to read and entertaining. I'm reading them in order and am on book #12 (I think there are 19 in the series). Waiting on my nightstand is The Guide which Sarah had mentioned. It looks good, so I'm hoping to finish up the Deborah Crombie book and get started on this one.
Today's plans include a little (as in VERY LITTLE) work, a grocery run to pick up the few things I need to make desserts for Friday and Saturday (as well as MORE cat food) and then I have a haircut appointment this afternoon. I think there is time to have a little nap before the haircut (which I already feel the need for!!). I'm waiting for the Advil to kick in (my shoulders are still a bit achy).
Oh! We now have the "take off for TX" date for C&M. Their flight to Austin is booked for January 15th. Really, I don't even want to think about it!
Wishing you all a wonderful mid-week!