Thursday, December 18, 2014

One More Week!

Christmas has really done a sneak attack on me this year. How did it here so fast? Well, it's not here yet, but only a week away. 

I got the traditional cookies all made and they are in the mail!  Hallelujah! If you look in the photo above, you will see that our back door was open yesterday while I was baking. Ah, Houston, got to love it in the Winter. Summer, not so much. 

My Bruno. I do love this dog!
I was playing Christmas music yesterday while doing the rest of the baking and Ruthie's parakeet, Pete was singing along. He especially liked Handel's Messiah!  

The good news is I finished Step 3 of the Grand Illusion Mystery. Now I have to go back and finish Step 2. Hopefully before Step 4 comes out tomorrow!

It is a gray, rainy day here today, and really - I'd like to go back to bed, but there is much still to do. So, I'd better get to doing it!

I hope your preparations are going smoothly and that you're having a wonderful day. Take time to breathe!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Yay! You're baking is done! It sounds like you're making great progress Elaine. And how fun to have Pete to serenade you. I had a parakeet when I was a girl -- I loved my Charlie Byrd and I often think I'd love to have another one. The cats aren't too keen on the idea though. ;-D

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

You are so productive. DD and I will be baking cookies on Monday ... with help from our Ts. It'll be a fun day. I can't wait to see your Step 4 pieces. We had snow today ... nothing major, mostly small flakes with very little accumulation (on grassy areas). But every once in a while, big flakes fell ... It was so pretty!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have just started my baking. Luckily the heat from the oven feels good here, no doors open!

Susie Swanson said...

You are on a roll. I have only just begun. Merry Christmas sweet friend and God Bless. xo