|This is a photo of the village of Whitefield, NH in 1948 (or I suppose realistically the photo was taken in 1947). but the snowy scene is what it looks like here in New Hampshire today, after all of the snow we had yesterday.|
Oh, I had plans -- albeit very simple ones -- to do some Christmasy things; sip Candy Cane Lane tea (which I have seriously stocked up on, recently searching an entire holiday tea display at Wal*Mart to be sure I got every last box they had!); listen to Christmas music; make a few gift card holders and go over my Christmas list. None of that happened.
Since then, I have taken a look at my Christmas list. I have ideas for our elderly parents -- my mother-in-law loves what we do for her each year which is a bucket of bran muffin batter (the type that keeps for weeks in the fridge), a jar of homemade hot cocoa mix and a bag of clementines. I give my dad just the baked muffins and the cocoa mix and a few clementines. He tends to forget about them so I don't waste an entire bag on him. We also give him a subscription to Readers' Digest. If you keep an eye on their sales you can get a subscription for $5 or so.
And I have a few ideas for grandkids, mostly felt food so far. But that is about it, so I need to do some serious brainstorming for Christmas gift ideas. Maybe next Rudolph Day?