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Busy! But in a good way

I can now sit back and look at my (almost) clean house, with tree up, Christmas supplies and pressies bought, a little baking done, and dogs bathed.

My friend kp came over on the 21st for a Solstice dinner - I made yummy curried parsnip soup and we had salad and bread and Comox Camembert cheese and Howe Sound Winter Ale and then raspberries and blueberries from the summer that I unfroze and served with creme fraiche and coffee and some of my baking.

This morning I am going to groom the dogs and then lidocafe is dropping over this afternoon.

Tomorrow my friend mkb is coming, and I'm cooking the Turkey dinner in the evening. I've had several invites to Christmas dinner on The Day, but have refused all of them - think I will spend a quiet day with the dogs, listening to music and enjoying my tree.

And old school friend is supposed to be visiting either Boxing Day or the day after, and I'm having B&J over for dinner on the 28th.

What I'm quite liking about the way Christmas is changing for me is that it is no longer The Day, but has become a whole "Christmas time" and is in fact a lot more relaxing and pleasant.


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Dec. 23rd, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I love parsnips! (which I hear is not common...) I bet your soup was delicious. And how nice to remember summer with some berries, here at the very shortest days.

We did a food shop this morning and were able, at our local supermarket, to get some Denhay cheddar cheese--it's made in the Marshwood Vale (great name) in Dorset, near where wakanomori's parents live... it feels special to be able to buy it here (albeit at quite a price... ). We can eat some Dorset in Massachusetts.

Have a lovely day--enjoyed chatting with lidocafe here a few days ago.
Dec. 24th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
mmm. English cheddar! I love it. We can get other English cheeses here, but not cheddar because of the local cheese "industry" and protectionism and what not. We used to ask rellies who were visiting to bring it :)

Yes, the raspberries were from my garden, and I bought the blueberries from a local farm, and I love to bring some out at this time.

Have a happy Christmas!
Dec. 24th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Happy Christmas in Massacushetts! Snowy, no doubt?
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