Saturday, December 12, 2009
It's been a long week
Our tree this year is light and airy, or as the nursery we bought it from said, "uncultured." So we have an uncultured tree. The ornaments hang freely, the fresh fir smell wafts from the branches, and it speaks to me of light and simplicity. I'm looking forward to quiet evenings of knitting or reading (or wrapping presents) accompanied by twinkling tree lights and a crackling fire.
We disagree over the best gingersnaps. I like the ones that actually snap, with a bit of crunch to them. He, and the children prefer the softer ones which we call Ginger Sparklers. I alternate between recipes, and I notice that it doesn't matter which one I make, they all disappear. And it's not me eating them all (in pairs.)
I hope to put up the recipe on my recipe blog today. (Edited to add, here's the link to the Ginger Snap recipe)
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I think your husband has something there! Pairs is a good thing!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed seeing your pretty tree. It does give that sense of freedom and simplicity that we seem to need more of these days. I know you'll enjoy.
And enjoy your time away from studies these next few days and weeks.... spending quiet evenings near the warmth of your fireplace and in the twinkle of your tree lights sounds a perfect way to re-create and rejuvenate after your busy time.
I thought of you this week - our daughter is writing exams too, so when I sent a prayer winging out for her I added you too.ReplyDelete
Your tree is lovely. We're waiting until after the grandchildren arrive on Friday to decorate ours. Yesterday I mailed off the lovely journals, a felted rose and one set of coasters (one set I kept for myself and one of the roses too!)
Your tree looks so pretty & festive and reminds me of simpler times.ReplyDelete
Have a great week
your tree is so beautiful. Now you can relax in the bright lights of the Christmas tree. I decorate our Christmas tree always 14 days before Christmas.