Sunday, December 21, 2008
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
And by goose, I mean me. And the weather outside is frightful, at least for anyone who has to venture out on the roads, but for those of us tucked safely in our homes, it is divine. It is going to be a Very White Christmas here in Montreal and, it would seem, the rest of Canada, too. Whoo hoo! This is the frost that was on the bathroom window this morning, at least until someone took a shower and - like the Wicked Witch of the West - Jack Frost melted, melted.
The house is semi-clean, the baking is semi-started (the ingredients - for shortbreads, truffles, buttertarts, Italian macaroons, Fat Alberts, Eccles cakes and peanut brittle - were purchased and await me in the kitchen) and the gifts are semi-purchased and semi-wrapped (I have leftover paper from last year) so it's not a bad position to be in. The tree is up and decorated. Our turkey is on order, a thirty pounder again. My babies will soon all be under one roof again for a few days, with friends and cousins dropping by at random hours and sleeping on couches and floors. I can hear Christmas carols playing, the snowblower is blowing....and while I'm exhausted by the end of it all, it's still my favourite time of year!
How are your preps going?