At least for now, the warm spell is over, and in Maine, December finally feels like December.
This morning I woke up to find we’d had a dusting of snow overnight.
And there was frost on the outside storm windows.
But all is warm inside our house on the edge of the woods.
On Saturday, I started my Christmas baking and made cookies, chocolate chip. Most went into the freezer—raw and rolled into balls. But I baked some to be eaten ahead of time.
The Santas are out, here, there, and everywhere. Carol Ann, of the lovely blog Fashioned for Joy, asked me to share some pictures of my Santa collection. Ask and you shall receive.
This week, more Santas will be coming out. There will also be more baking—pumpkin bread and ice cream. I’ll make a big batch of chili. All for the freezer to be ready for the big weekend.
And of course a flurry of cleaning. After focusing on my new book Of Time and Magic for so many months, the cleaning is much needed.
Ho, ho, ho!