My last four post titles may be tiresome in that I seem to be perseverating on the subject of snow, but it is a topic of interest for me of late. In my defense, at least I am showing you some new year rather than old year snow in this post!
The last few weeks have been filled with good gatherings of family and friends, the exchange of cards and letters and gifts, testing some new recipes, puzzling, and lighting all our Hanukkah candles, Advent candles, angel chime candles, and miscellaneous candles.
If you have the time to play Where Are the Sheep?, you can look at the photo above of our Christmas tree and see if you can find the latest members of my flock that are hanging around. One is a black and white Wild Woolie, and the other is Lemon Drop. [Also, if you enjoy sketching and sheep you might enjoy perusing a copy of "Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook". I was given a copy that I find delightful.]
We used a standard sugar cookie recipe and used almond flour and coconut shortening and sugar to avoid gluten and dairy. They tasted good, but we need to fiddle around with the chemistry because they did not hold their stellar shape well.
My oldest son in law's mom skillfully crocheted for me, the pretty purple tea cup you see in the photos above. Didn't she do a lovely job? She said she followed a pattern tutorial on YouTube.
Most of our Christmas decorations are packed away again as we launch into the new year. Thanks to getting a bit more snow and colder than usual temperatures here we are making lots of soup, tea, coffee and cocoa, and the forecast is for a bit more snow and ice this weekend, but I will see if I can resist including snow in the title of my next post. Do you think I will succeed?
Although Amy, is going through a difficult time, she has set up a Five On Friday link through her Love Made My Home blog. I know she will appreciate us sending good thoughts her way, and I appreciate her kindness in setting up the link for those of us who choose to participate.
See what other Five on Friday finds others have shared.