Are things getting busy for you? It's busy around here and I figure this is my last chance to write before Christmas. Here's a list of what's been going on.
I've been sick. S had bronchitis so when I started feeling bad, I got to the doctor pretty quickly. It's currently a viral respiratory infection, but I'm now armed with a prescription for antibiotics in case it turns nasty. I've been resting so I'm feeling better but I still sound awful. I used to think having a cold wasn't bad because I sounded like Lauren Bacall. Now I think I just sound gross. :)
My daughter was in a wedding reenactment for a local historic house. She was a bridesmaid and wore a dressed styled after those from the 1850's. As soon as the evening was over, all the girls changed as quickly as they could. Apparently things weren't very comfy back in the olden days.
My mom was here for ten days and we had a great time. I was only sick for the last couple days of her stay, so we were able to get out to do things. Sometimes Mom has a lot of back pain but she seemed great this time.
As my mom was walking out the door, my in-laws came in. They were on their way from FL to OH and stopped here for the night. We all thought it was funny that they arrived at the exact time my mom was leaving. It was nice for them to say hello to each other.
I've been wanting to make marshmallows for a while now and Leslie's post pushed me over the edge. They were a breeze to make with our new KitchenAid. Everyone has loved them and I have to say they taste good. They're just a little too sweet for me.
My mom and I made hot chocolate mix while she was here. We changed recipes from her tried-and-true version and we shouldn't have. I don't like the new mix as much, but that could be because I can't taste much of anything right now.
Two of my friends recently learned to make needle felted ornaments. Their ornaments are so great! "E" and "L" also took a wet felted rug class at the folk school. I gave them the leftover wool from my spinning. "L" gave some wool back to me in the form three ornaments! I just love these and they look great on the tree!
I'll close now by wishing you all a blessed Christmas! I'll try to write before the end of the year. Where did 2008 go?!