Ok. It isn’t Christmas, nor is it the Eve of Christmas. The busiest day of the year is when the family comes to gather. Like today!
Hi All! I have no time to hang in this snow globe. I gotta get out! Today’s a busy day!
All seems quiet and relaxed now. Bonaparte and I woke up at 6:00 AM. I enjoyed my morning cawfee in bed and then ran downstairs to prepare to bake a loaf of bread.
A quiet moment while the bread dough proofs–the calm before the storm of activity!
Yes. Bread has to be made because the kids are all arriving today. And thank God, I prepared much of the Christmas foodstuffs ahead of time.
Ganache for the Buche de Noel is made. I’ll probably eat most of it beforehand!
Thank God, I cleaned the baseboards and blinds. All is vacuumed. All is dusted. All is cleaned.
This lumpa dough will soon be a delicious loaf of goodness. It’s the “yeast” I can do for the kids!
But back to the busiest day.
The kids are all arriving. At almost the same time. I am picking Oona up at Philly airport. Her flight, if on time, arrives at 3:00 PM. Bonaparte’s duty is to pick the boys up at 30th St. Station in Philly. They are arriving from NYC. Luckily, Jake had a business trip and few in to NYC from LA two days ago.
Let’s hope the transportation schedules are as timely as I am!
No matter how many times I fluff the cushions on the sofas and loveseat, Chippy insists that I am making things more comfortable for him. He is getting on my last nerve right now—but I love him!
I made sure the loveseat looks perfect–right?
And look what happens. Chippy doesn’t want to sit ON the loveseat. So he plops atop the cushions instead…
And he doesn’t move….until…
I fluff the cushions in the living room sofas! I can’t win with this guy!!
And Oona has informed me that she has had a tremendously busy holiday schedule (i.e. socializing) and didn’t have time to do those loads of wash she meant to do last night to prepare for the trip home. I have enough detergent and fabric softener. And naturally, my iron will be my Zen!
Regardless of how much laundry you bring home, I still love you and I still enjoying doing it!
The table is very casually set for this evening. Very casually. I literally threw the silverware in the folds of the napkins. And before we sit down to dine, I’ll manage to take my laptop off the table!
I’m so classy. This is a very, very, maybe too very casual set table…
The height of my casuality. Literally throwing silverware into the napkin and…
….folding it. Peek-a-boo, I see you!
At least this vase of greens adds the class that I lack!
The dinner this evening will be quick. Gemelli pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage. This will be accompanied with an arugula salad and the bread that is now baking in the oven. Dessert is the cheesecake I made yesterday.
The UPS man is working hard because my newest hair just arrived. And she’s a beauty. I’ll break her in today!
My new hair! I just realized the camera lens is dirty. It’s probably bacon fat! But I love this new wig. Brown Sugar Style BS223 in the color Raisin!
I think I may wear the steal of a sweater that I got yesterday at J. Crew. I was eyeing this festive wintery Tippi Sweater but at $89.50 it was just too pricey for me at present. When what should my wandering eyes should appear—but a promotional gift card from J. Crew! For $50.00. Whatever possessed me to head to the mall yesterday I don’t know, but I did. And I wanted that sweater.
Lo and behold, there was a 40% off in-store sale. I saw the sweater and another Christmas miracle—I snagged the last sweater in size Medium. The total price after the discount and the gift card was $3.70. Yes—that $89.50 sweater cost me all of $3.70. Santa is watching out for me.
Yes. My final total for this sweater was $3.70..
And here she is. Is this Tippi sweater not adorable??
I decided to wear this ensemble to drive to the airport instead! I’m leaving now to gas up the car!! Have the best day ever!
The weather is gray. But my spirits are bright.
Have a wonderful day and a glorious night!
May your Holiday evenings be tranquil and full of happiness a