Monday went off slowly… though the boys did a nice variety of school work AND completed their Mitten stuff. Zander and Gavin have gotten a bit of a start on making a beaded item each for Emanuel for Christmas. They are having a blast keeping it secret from their little brother! I am hoping tomorrow to get Emanuel started on something for each of his brothers in return.
The snow came back and the boys DEMANDED that everything stop and they go out and play – so of course we had to agree! After all what is winter without outside play in the snow?
My afternoon was rather relaxed as I had finished my commission last night and only had my new ornament to get working on. Ken is working feverishly on my next Christmas present!
Baking wise I got right to work on banana chocolate chip muffins – Christmas presents of course. So into the freezer they went. Tonight I plan on making 3 loaves of banana bread (Chris and Chris have leant me 2 loaf pans) and finally get to my tarts. I have plans on making a TON of applesauce baked products… once Ken gets some more butter and brown sugar.
I am starting to get my Christmas plans in mind… and wow am I still in the thick of it! Tonight I spent a nice chunk out with (she) Chris for coffee and visiting so later tonight I plan on sorting out the kids’ ornaments. I have this laundry list of “to do’s” trying to balance with what is going on daily (and this week is FULL) and I am not sure there is enough of me to do it all… But our Christmas party is set for the 19th (if you are in the area feel free to stop by with your favourite Christmas food item!) and I am feeling good about Christmas Eve and Day’s plans. Being together with friends and family IS what is important after all!