Deck those halls and fa la la la
Somehow, Christmas has snuck right up on us. I know I’ve been busy and I bet you are too… maybe you haven’t even noticed that I haven’t posted for a week! But it wasn’t for naught. My shopping – done! And as of today, wrapping is also done! Wheeeeeeeeee!
This weekend I really got my holiday festiveness on while attending a performance of the Nutcracker at Springfield Symphony Hall, starring my two nieces. Okay… they were actually a mouse and a soldier but to me they were the stars! And then I went to two great parties – Margaret & Jeremy’s Soulstice party on Saturday night and Jennifer Myszkowski’s wrapping party (TM) today. For Margaret & Jeremy’s party, I whipped up some cranberry salsa which is always a big hit.
For the wrapping party (TM), I went with David Lebovitz’s holiday snack mix, although I changed it up by eliminating the pretzels and using all nuts – peanuts, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, whatever was left in a can of mixed nuts I had, and even a bunch of sunflower kernels. I went easy on the chili powder this time because it was a wee bit too spicy for me the last time.
And now I just have to finish planning for foodstuffs to bring to Christmas dinner and for another Christmas get together on Saturday. So, what do you still have to do? Do you have cooking or baking to do? Share your status in the comments. And to keep you grooving while you are wrapping or cooking, here’s a fun little music find. It’s Huey Lewis & The News with an a cappella version of Winter Wonderland. The video is unofficial and a little goofy, but just listen to those harmonies. Good stuff.