Apologies for the lack of a post yesterday. Usually I put together Q&A posts on Sundays, but on Sunday, I went to church, made lunch, put together a photo calendar for Mr. FG’s grandma, made dinner, went to a sister church to play some Christmas songs for my mom’s choir, came home, chatted with Mr. FG (actually, we worked through a bump in our relationship, so it wasn’t exactly a chat per se. Ahem.*), and went to bed.
*by this I don’t mean that we were screaming at each other…just that it was more than a casual chat. And I mention it because way too often we only mention the fabulous parts of our relationships, and I don’t want you to think that Mr. FG and I never have bumps in our relationship!
And yesterday, I was just busy doing life, and didn’t have time to do a Q&A post. On that note, I’ll try to keep things going around here for the rest of the month, but I may miss a day here or there due to Christmas busyness. So, don’t worry that some terribly tragedy has struck me if I don’t blog…I’m probably just baking cookies. 😉
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to just share some peeks into my life over the past week or so. It’s nothing fantastic or amazing…just life right here.
listening to Christmas music on Pandora, using our handy-dandy little speaker because the laptop speakers aren’t too fabulous. (edit: Jinger asked, and we got the speaker from Amazon..it’s the Altec Lansing Speaker for MP3 Players And that’s my affiliate link, just so ya know!)
making hot chocolate mix.
realizing again just how much more appetizing drink mixes look if you run them through the food processor first (unprocessed on the left, processed on the right).
hanging up Christmas lights with Mr. FG in the freezing cold weather. Usually we can find a warm day for this task, but no luck this year!
ripping the dead flowers out of my front-door pots to make room for lights.
Why do we put lights on the pots? Because the light strands are never quite the right length for either side of our house, so we just let the extras pool in the door-side pots. We’re such perfectionist light-hangers.
wishing that extension cords were a little bit more beautiful. They kinda mess up the light bokeh.
experimenting with a different gift bag design.
(the bottom was supposed to be perfectly round. But the lovely thing about making gift bags from re-purposed fabric is that turning out an imperfect bag is no great loss. And despite the non-roundness of the bottom, the bag does work pretty well.)
playing Christmas music…at church, at a nursing home, by myself, with my violinist friend, and with Mr. FG.
enjoying the fabulous make-ahead quality of Cook’s Illustrated’s Thin Crust Pizza…perfect for throwing into the oven when you get back from the nursing home in the late afternoon.
And that’s life here.
Today’s 365 post: Workin’ Ahead