Re: December 2013
posted at 12/24/2013 10:11 AM EST
Good morning, Merry Christmas Eve Day!
I was up and out and up to Market Basket before 8:00 this morning to pick up my turkey dinner fixings. Able to get some nice looking pkgs of precut mixed fruit for a fruit bowl too.
They put the box in my trunk for me, but once I got home - - Oh well, says, I, won't be the first turkey and fixings I've lugged myself. What a nice job they do packing everything up. All put away in the fridge now, and I just finished breaking up the saltine candy. Not a lot to do today, except setting up table etc.
Kargiver, I am so sorry to hear what you are still going through. Hopefully you'll have an answer and some marked improvement. Thinking of you, and keep looking to see if there's a post from you.
Pingo, sounds like you are having a wonderful time, different activities than here, and a nice change of pace. Glad you were able to connect with your other son and learn that he is also having a merry time.
Hats, look forward to seeing this little guy.
Winter, hope your Christmas goes as planned and is a merry one for all. Funny story about the muffins - I planned on baking them at 350 for between 20-30 minutes, watching carefully. I smelled them before I realized that I had not turned the oven down from the scones that had been baked before at 425! Went out and gave it the old finger test, but it didn't spring back. Poked with a tester and it was a little wet - 20 minutes had gone by on the timer. Pushed the temp down to 350 and only left them in another 3 minutes. Had one for supper last night and they are fine. Not dry, not wet. My guess, what I had planned, would be 350 for 25 minutes, testing first after 20 minutes.
Princess and Icer hope you both have a merry Christmas. I know this sudden death in your circle will cast heartache on your festivities, Icer. Little Zach is there to brighten up your spirits, especially on Christmas morning. Princess, hoping for a healthier year for you.
Me? I'm grateful that I can still manage to get my 4 boys and families together in one place for a couple of hours, once a year. Grateful for conversations we have here on Chat. Grateful for improved health compared to last Christmas when I was so sick. Grateful for friends like Nanny friend who just interrupted my typing to ask if she could come up this afternoon. Oh, and yes, she reminds me, grateful for my little Cheerio, my constant companion! She's sitting at my feet purring, but I realize it's not a purr of love of me, but of the powdered sugar donut I'm eating! - Merry Christmas, Cheerio, here you go - - -