Thanks for dropping by, Kim. I get so used to having plenty of stuff to read on weekdays, what with journals and the discussion threads, that the drop-off on the weekends is like withdrawal. I should try to hold off on Fridays, so that I have a bunch to read on Saturday. But I don't have the chops for that.
Judg- Sometimes I go for walks to de-stress, but my go-to response has for such a long time been eating, that often I find myself eating before I even realize I AM stressed. Sigh.
The holiday treats began this evening, with a chocolate Santa, potato salad, and a slice of fruitcake. I am NOT going to keep track for the next two days, but I hope to have the treats END after the 25th. If I can learn to have treats, and then STOP, I will be extremely happy.
Going to make the broccoli cheese soup from the LCHF board sometime over the holiday. And I just made a batch of Winencandy's coconut oil-chocolates (with walnuts) with the leftovers from the chocolate bowls (for serving the rote grutze).
AND...my kitchen is almost clean again, most of the presents are wrapped, the second Owl mitt is almost there, and ALL the gift acquisition is DONE! Meanwhile, Honey has not done the one thing I asked him to do(get the Christmas items [we decorate on Christmas Eve] down from the attic). However, he and Eldest have had a blast playing games together most of the day.
Tomorrow, we rise early and head off on our Christmas Tree Hunt. It gets harder every year to find a lot at all, much less one that is open on Christmas Eve. The year we have to fall back on Home Depot is the year we buy a tree to plant outdoors for the next Christmas. Last year we ended up driving 40 miles before we found one!!
When we get home we'll decorate the tree and the house, then have our special German Christmas Eve dinner. Then, Middlest will be going with friends to church, and Littlest will be going with friends to see 'The Hobbit'. Eldest, Honey, and I will probably play some Dominion, and watch Santa on the NORAD tracker.
Merry, merry Christmas to all my forum friends! I hope you are having a wonderful time.