Monday, October 27, 2008

Visions of Sugar-plums Dance in my Head

That's right, it's that time of year again. I am preparing for the winter holidays! No no, don't stop reading; I'm not throwing the Christmas tree up anytime soon. I'm just planning presents and menus, I swear. Our Halloween is going to be pretty low-key. My Ursula costume was scrapped and I think I will dress up as a witch and hand out candy from the lawn. That out to be fun. It's funny because Halloween used to be my favourite holiday and now Thanksgiving and Christmas has kicked it down on the list. The joy of consumerism, you say? Nope. The joy of cooking!

Working Out the T-Day Menu

That's part of my menu up there, written on a piece of scrap paper. It's not done and things cycle frequently but I'm still excited as heck. Everyone in my family has their own wish and I think giving each member a favourite is an easy way to plan. Then again, I somehow still found myself with thirteen dishes on my list but only six people in the household. Hmmm. In case you missed my post last year, I always have a nice spread. So much for trying to make it smaller this year!

As for gifts, everyone's getting something homemade. I've been crocheting my grandparents a lapghan for a week or two now. Eighteen squares done, thirty to go. All the other females are getting jewelry, handmade by moi. The boys...well, I'm not sure what the boys will get. I'll work on that.

Ah, even as I'm sitting here waiting for the plumber I'm getting into the Christmas spirit. Three cheers for the holiday season.


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