You’d think I would have learned by now… I seem to have the persistent delusion that once Christmas is over, once the decorations are put away and all of the pine needles have been swept up, I will be in for a nice quiet time.
I dreamed I will hunker down in front of the fire and catch up on reading the pile of books I have been stocking up.
In my fantasy, the cat will be in my lap, and Sophie Dog will be curled up on her bed at my feet. Maybe I’ll finish knitting that sweater I started a couple of years ago. HA!
Instead of kicking back, I’ve been kicking into high gear. I think I’m introducing more new things this month than I have in many, many years.
And it’s really fun.
I find that one idea inevitably leads to another, then another. I am a very lucky woman, since my “job” is also what I best love doing. And the “perks” are great.
I may have a hard time justifying buying myself a big expensive toy. However, since I simply had to up-grade my camera so that I could take better pictures of all 8 of the new Cookie Stamps, and both new Shortbread Pans, I went for it. It’s great.
Please do go check out the pictures of the new Meadow Flowers and Carousel Shortbread Pans. My grandson, Paul loves the Lion from the Carousel Pan best. I fluctuate between the silly Bird and the Horses.
I wanted to have everything done by January 1, but “the best laid plans…” Of course the fact that Sophie Dog is a Lab and a serious opportunistic eater didn’t help anything. She ate almost all of the sample cookies I had baked to photograph. Back to the kitchen I went to bake more cookies she didn’t get.
Have fun. Stay warm.
P.S. If you love Carousel animals as much as I do, and if you are in New England at some point, be sure to visit the Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vermont. They have an absolutely staggering collection of carved wooden carousel animals. I have spent hours there, drinking in the incredible artistry involved in these figures for an amusement park ride, something which might be considered frivolous by some.