Yes, I am counting down the days! Have been winding up school, grading exams and entering grades. Shopping for Christmas presents and wrapping said presents. And the saddest thing of all? I made Martha Washington balls (which isn't so sad) and ATE them! Tons of them! They are soooo good.
Melt a stick of butter, stir in a box and a quarter of powdered sugar, a can of condensed milk, a can of coconut, and a cup and a half of finely chopped pecans. Chill, then roll in balls and dip in melted chocolate. That is the recipe in a nutshell.
Tomorrow I am going to make cranberry fluff. I'll have to let you know whether it is any good - I've never made it before.
I haven't finished putting together my envie of ephemera to give away. Tomorrow is looking like a good day to piddle around and get some goodies together and take a picture. Right now, the kids are home from the mall. Consequently, my quiet moment to post on my blog has vaporized. They are now twirling the wrapping paper, arguing over who has more presents, and whose are bigger, and talking about decorating the gingerbread house (I don't think so!).
So I will leave you with this peaceful scene from my living room (hah, doesn't look like that right now!). Merry (almost) Christmas, everybody!