My daughter got home last Friday night. This fall she has been flying home from school as her “ride” graduated in the spring. It’s super quick which makes up for the increased cost.
It’s so nice to say that it feels like she’s been home a long time and it hasn’t even been a week yet. I’m hoping her entire break passes this slowly.
So far we’ve done Christmas shopping, baked cookies, watched movies, and caught up with news. Yesterday evening we baked Birds’ Nest and Snowball cookies; last Saturday I made Snickerdoodles. I think we’re set with cookies, don’t you? If you’d like to see our Christmas cookie baking from 2014, it is here.
We’ve properly tested the cookies; all are delicious. 😉 Our favorite—the Birds’ Nest cookies with peach Bonne Maman preserves. The peach flavor adds a tiny bit of tartness, yum. This is a recipe my mom made from when I was a little girl. If anyone cares for the recipe let me know and I’ll include it in a blog post.
The morning light was magical this morning. The light changes so quickly, and my camera was right here! Got it!
This (above) turned to this (below) in a matter of minutes.
And out our front window…
Maybe some day I’ll dye a skein of yarn called “Winter Sunrise”. The colors in nature are ever changing and beyond beautiful.
My last phalaenopsis orchid plant has produced a stem of buds. It’s still pretty tiny; I can’t wait until it blooms. This is the orchid we had found in a broken planter at the end of our driveway a couple of years ago. We think someone put it on the roof of their car and took off; it looked like it had been a gift.
A great way to start the morning—coffee, a cookie, and a little knitting.
I hope you all enjoy this last Wednesday before Christmas. Geez, cannot believe it! Other than me going for a walk, we are staying home today (I think) and will most likely do some gift wrapping. I’m going to try and finish knitting this little merino cap for the Little Darlings too. Not sure what else we’ll do today.
Thank you for stopping by today, my friends! ❤