If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

There may not be peace on earth, but here today in my home there is peace and good will to all men.



Wednesday, December 24, 2008


It's Christmas Eve, and I'm still not decided about what to cook for Christmas dinner tomorrow. There is a standing rib roast in the fridge, but beyond that I'm still trying to figure it out. I have a vague idea of garlic mashed potatoes and herbed green beans, maybe some cranberry sauce, but I need a pasta of some kind to keep everyone happy. I have a fully stocked fridge, freezer, and pantry; I'll be able to come up with something, I'm sure. Oh, and I have to make challah, for sure, or I'll be in big trouble.

I'll be out the door pretty soon for the first of the church services. I have one at noon and one at four, but by the time we set up and break down both of them I won't have a lot of time between. I need to make a refried bean dip this afternoon. I decided we're going to have nachos for dinner tonight and watch "A Christmas Carol" (the Patrick Stewart version). At least I have that much planned.

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Monday, December 22, 2008


I can't remember the last time I had a whole day with nothing to do without being sick. The kids are on Christmas break and Eric apparently fed the cats, so I slept late. Christmas presents are all under the tree and I have no outside commitments today. I'm just left with the fiddly household stuff--laundry, cooking, cleaning up--but that's no big deal. I'll probably poke through the pantry to make sure I have everything I need for Christmas dinner and look through cookbooks for desserts. Eric will pick up the standing rib roast tomorrow so it would be good if I had a shopping list to send with him. Of course, I have a book, and the fireplace will be on all day because it's FOUR DEGREES here. Good day to stay inside with my coffee cup!

Ah. Relaxation. All of Christendom hates me right now. :-)