Let's see how I'm doing. . . hmmm
Shopping done - no
Cards made - no
Menus planned - no
Cookies baked - no
House clean - rotfl. . . like that's going to happen!
What is done? Well the kids' tree is up and decorated in the family room. Kirsten made sure that happened. I bought a nice wreath at Costco that is hanging by our front door. The carpet cleaner will be here tomorrow to clean the living room carpet. I bought tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet. A few gifts have been bought. That's about it.
The last few days I've been a little preoccupied mentally with the Christmas card for 2006. I've been looking at card ideas online, perusing my magazines, going through my supplies, etc. Yesterday I did a little playing with some elements and today I finally had a breakthrough and came up with my card recipe! What a relief! I always feel better once I have a plan.
Other plans are cooking in my little brain. Last year we had a prime rib for Christmas dinner. Maybe this year I'll bake a ham and a turkey breast. Some sewing projects are ready to go. Why don't I start all this in July?! It'll all get done - it always does.
I've even done a bit of stitching. . . more on that later.
I'm glad many of you found my new kitchen toy, the ricer, so interesting. Coral, I'm not sure why it's called a ricer except that the extruded potato does come out at about the size of rice. Another nifty trick for this gadget is using it to squeeze the water out of your thawed frozen spinach.
Now, off to do the next thing!