Ten Things I Did on Christmas Day
Asked everyone to go out with me to see the lights around town, and everyone shocked me by saying yes. This then went from a casual drive to a hot chocolate pit stop to a delightful walk around town.
Ate two very small pieces of butter fudge and then successfully resisted sweets for the rest of the day. Considering how many cookies and how much chocolate is in this house right now, I deserve a medal for this.
Discovered what will be my motto for next year. More on that later this week.
Got lovely BAM giftcard joy from the love of my life.
Held a vote earlier this week and decided to go with an utterly non-traditional backyard barbecue Christmas dinner. We loved every bite of it.
Played with the camera and photographed everyone and everything, including my new Christmas red-and-green cyclamen.
Read four of my random pick books; found one new-to-me author to add to my keeper shelves.
Received a pretty but wholly enigmatic gift from my mom and now must find a tactful way to ask her what the heck it is.
Tried Canadian maple syrup for the first time, and added another reason to my list of why I adore Canadians.
Went into raptures using my brand-new standing mixer; the other gift from the love of my life. Before anyone snipes about getting an appliance as a gift, I've wanted one of these just about forever but made do with cheap hand mixers because I felt guilty coveting something so serious and expensive. Not anymore, though. It's fabulous. Like a jet outboard motor for your cooking. Whips egg whites in under a minute, kneads bread dough, can make pasta, juice things, grind things . . . I may never willingly leaving the kitchen again.
So how were the holidays at your home? Get any surprises? Let us know in comments.