Ugh, this December is just kicking my ass. And the “c” key is broken on my laptop. Do you know how hard it is to complain about a month kicking your ass, without the “c” key? DO YOU?
So! Some quick updates. First, the gluten thing. Let me say again, thank you SO much to all those who offered kind words, recipes, ideas, links, and general support. I am already feeling much better and things are going okay. We’ve had some hits and some misses with the food thing but so far everyone is receiving nourishment and we have not starved to death. I have a bunch of new gluten-free cookie recipes to try out for the holidays and I have a hundred new kinds of flour in the kitchen and it’s all good.
Second, the advent calendar. It figures, after I went to all that trouble to make a calendar suitable for Lasting Tradition…the kids have not been that into it this year. As I feared, it is really hard to squeeze in the activities around homework and friends and Christmas prep and everything else that is going on around here. The Captain in particular is not interested in things like crafts and baking and ballet shows this year, so he has opted out of several of the activities, which kind of makes it less of a family thing, you know? On the other hand, the Little Miss is still excited about most things and so is finding it hard to wait until the big kids get home from school, and since they are busy and unenthusiastic I sometimes do her activity with her in the afternoon, so. We’re working it out. I think next year I need to brainstorm some new activities that will suit everyone.
Third, Sweet Smart Design is going well and I am really busy with it. But don’t let that deter you! Now taking bookings for January.
Fourth, there is pie in the fridge. What’s that, pie? You need some love and attention? I’M ON IT.