I finished my marathon of cookie baking this morning. Six kinds of cookies are now packed away in the freezer, awaiting holiday dinners and lunches, and to be packed up and given away to friends.
Here are the flavors of cranberry, unbaked and baked,
and chocolate, and cherries,
and already stowed away, citrus, and hazelnuts, and lots of sugar and butter!
Saturday the kids will come over to make our cookie cutter lemon sugar cookies and gingerbread animals. Next week they'll come back to make fatigmand, a Scandinavian favorite.
Then this afternoon I sat down - a relief - and revised my Christmas card list. It's sad to have to remove names of people who have passed. Then I wrote out all of the addresses on the 70 envelopes, and my assistant stuffed, stamped and sealed them up.
I didn't think anyone else was going to be sending cards this year, what with none arriving in the mail box, but then late this afternoon I found six cards, each with interesting letters, in our mail box.
Yay! I'm not ready to give up the Christmas card custom yet. Or the cookies either. :-)