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1. Christmas baking. Accomplished yesterday and today. I like to make small plates for neighbors and friends, and always end up taking big plates of sweets to the family gatherings. (They're unhappy if I bring sweets, and unhappy if I don't.) :-)
This is what happens (first batch) when you double all the ingredients but accidentally quadruple the butter. Rich - rich - rich.
Fudge - always part of the Christmas plates. Always.
And Russian teacakes - also always part of the Christmas plates. But these three things are all I'm doing this year. And they have to ALL be out of the house by the time of the last Christmas celebration.
Blanket throws - Ribbons already around them. $2.99 this morning!!
3. I wrote here about making a weighted blanket for my son. Daughter-in-law put it on the bed. And this morning I got a text: "We both slept great!" I really hope it helps.
4. Mike and I usually don't exchange gifts at Christmas. We like to take a nice trip every so often, and that's plenty of gift for me. But - it looks like I may be getting one this year. This is for sale by some people that we know, and we've told them that we'd like it. It's a good price, it will fit in the den really well, and - it's so comfortable I don't want to get up out of it.
5. Our children and we exchanged gifts last night. It's so rare that the five of us all get together any more, that it was a nice treat.