I took an impromptu blogging break for a few weeks because my computer crashed. Slam, bang, screech, crunch, kaput. I had viruses. Bad ones. I had viruses so bad they shut down the Norton anti-virus program I cough up $50 for each year. Think about that.
And sure, I could have been busy testing new recipes and taking photos for future posts because I did throw some mighty nice get-togethers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years (that's right! all three!), but I took those opportunities to make the recipes I've liked best this year, stuff I've already shared with you and wanted to share with family and friends. And then throw in all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. And then throw in the lack of daylight to take smashing photos by... why, did you know we're only getting five and a half hours of daylight each day? That's dark. I leave for work in the morning? It's dark. I leave the office in the evening? It's dark. As soon as I leave the office, I feel like it's bedtime. And my husband wonders why I just sit and stare at the backyard on the weekends when there's actually daylight to see my new trees! My trees! Doesn't that sound awesome? Mine. All mine.
I love this house.
A couple of photos I did take here and there and there and here:
Wooden angel, a gift from Grandma a few years ago, in front of a new painting, a gift I picked out for myself this year on Etsy. My husband asked me what I wanted and I pointed to this painting online and said, "Gimme that!" And he did.
A wad of raffia for wrapping gifts...
I'll be back soon with a recipe!