Happy birthday to Alex!
I had two full days off — yesterday and today — between Christmas with my family in Fernandina and taking Alex somewhere (secret!) for his 30th birthday. Our flight takes off at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, so we’ll be up and on the road very, very early. I don’t even want to think about how early we have to wake up.
Alex had to work today, so I had the entire day to myself to run errands, do laundry, finish up some projects and get ready for our trip. But I slept late, had a leisurely breakfast, and spent the morning watching HGTV and sipping coffee.
And then I noticed we only had two Christmas cookies left.
Um…I mean one Christmas cookie.
Oh, who am I kidding. We now have zero Christmas cookies left. I’m actually quite shocked they lasted that long. My mom, sister and I made a large batch of them from an old recipe that came from my grandfather’s family. My mom has been making the cookies since she was a kid, and has made them every year since my sister and I were born, and I hope to pass the recipe on to my kids someday. The recipe is pretty simple, but baking them together is what makes it so special. And they’re amazingly delicious.
Around 11 a.m. today, I realized Alex would be home in just a few hours, and I had several big things that needed to be completed before he got home in order to keep the destination of our trip a surprise for as long as possible. That got me off the couch very, very quickly.
Among several secret birthday-related things, I also finished a gift that I’ve been working on using the fabrics I mentioned in a previous post. I love working with my new sewing machine. It’s a huge step up from my old machine, which would screw up stitches and jump from side to side for no apparent reason. It’s so nice not to have to worry about that anymore.
Because this gift is for someone who hasn’t received it yet, I don’t want to give too much away. But I really love the fabric combination, and I’m very happy with how the whole thing turned out.
Alex and I will be out of town until Jan. 1, and I won’t be writing any posts until we get back. But when I write next, I’ll be able to tell you where we went!
Enjoy your last few days of 2007, and Happy New Year to everyone!