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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Just wanted to post a quick hello to wish everyone in the blogosphere a very Merry Christmas.  It was my intention to have my semi-sort-of-annual newsletter posted here and a cheery photo greeting card with the link printed across the bottom so I could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.  Alas, I haven't given much thought to a family newsletter or photo greeting card and Christmas is already here. *sigh* C'est la vie, my friends.  C'est la vie!
I thought I was doing a great job of being on top of shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. Still I found myself out in the streets for 5 hours this morning wandering about from one store to the next in the rain.  My list of things to finish for tomorrow's dinner at my brother's house is still quite extensive and I'm pooped!  I will probably bake a little then lay it down and get up and go to church and come home and bake a little more and call it a day!
For family gifts I baked cranberry orange bread, peppermint meringue cookies and made rum balls.  I still have spicy cheese straws and sugar cookies to add to the baskets.  I made a fudgy peppermint cake to take to my brother's and will probably do a potato salad as well (I know that's not the "usual" fair for Christmas, but he's "doing meat" so I'm assuming it will be smoked or barbecued.)
I'll be back to let you know how my baking turns out.  I'll even try to remember to take some photos since my internet explorer is back up and running.  What sweet treats did you leave for Santa?
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Eastlyn!

  2. Merry Christmas Eastlyn.. yum, that all sounds wonderful, hope you have time to relax.
    Blessings for a holiday full of Love, laughter, peace and wonder!

  3. Merry Christmas Eastlyn! The only reason all my shopping is done is because I really didn't have to bake this year...other than one batch of fudgy brownies from a box (I don't think that counts.) Have a wonderful day my friend XOXOXO.

  4. Merry Christmas Eastlyn! Your baking sounds wonderful. Please send some down to Florida! LOL

  5. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Eastlyn! I want to wish you a very happy New Year filled with love, laughter and great health! I hope you are doing well my friend! Thank you for your comment and support! I really apprecaite it! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  6. Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! I hope this New Year is a wonderful one for you!

  7. Happy New Year Eastlyn! Hope 2011 is good to you and your family.

  8. Just reading this post makes me miss Christmas. Aaaahhh. Rum balls. Balls with rum. Is there anything better. I think not. I just realized why I haven't seen any of your updates, I was clicking on a link that took me to your happy anniversary post, so I kept thinking you just hadn't updated. Geez Louise. Sorry about that. I missed hearing your updates. Glad you guys had a good Christmas.