I’m not the biggest fan of winter (though the past couple have been so mild, it’s hard to really complain), but I love the winter solstice. It’s my daughter’s birthday, and that’s always worth celebrating!
Today, I’m mostly taking a break from the frantic getting ready for Christmas to celebrate her birthday. Making that same Nutella ice cream I did for my birthday. Baked a cake — she wanted a Disney princess, so I found an Ariel cake pan; she wanted chocolate chip cake, so I added a cup of mini chips to a white cake recipe. Still need to get it frosted. Going to pick her up early from preschool today because the city library allows you to get a library card when you’re five years old and able to write your name — she’s been looking forward to this for months.
The primary Christmas-related thing I’m doing today is sorting and wrapping presents. Must figure out what’s birthday, what’s Christmas, did she and her brother get roughly even amounts of Christmas presents, did I spend all the money my mom sent to get presents from her . . .
Sadly, I did not finish crocheting her skirt, and there’s no way it’ll be finished by Christmas, either. I suppose after Christmas day, at least I’ll be able to work on her skirt and their sweaters without worrying about whether they’re going to catch me!
I may not be on next week much, if at all. Holidays. Kids home from school. In-laws visiting. Have a merry Christmas, if you celebrate, or a happy Kwanzaa if you celebrate that!