Lots of activity as we get ready for the multiple days of celebrating and hosting ahead. Lots of cleaning, lots of wrapping, lots of Google searches for recipes that I can't place my fingers.
But thanks to the foresight of advanced cooking and freezing a few of my favourite side-dishes, there seemed to be just enough time to throw a few coats of paint onto some walls that have been driving me to distraction for awhile (Yes, a week before Christmas does seem like a perfectly reasonable time to suddenly decide to do something about it! Why do you ask?)
And what better way to start a new year.
Good-bye mellow yellow. Hello Gettysburg Grey.
Farewell faux-finish. It was fun while it lasted, but a decade was really stretching way past your expiry date.
And now the big question of the day. Will that KitchenAid mixer get plugged back into the wall? I have several sticks of butter and a bag of superfine sugar waiting to find out.