Well, I didn't intend to be gone for so long. We had a lovely Christmas; made better because I decided to just say no to a big complicated dinner and made two soups, two salads, and a bunch of things to snack on instead. Perfect. We will definitely do that again.
Before Christmas (and before a quick trip to California to see Auntie Chris graduate, more on that later) we made yule logs for all our neighbors. It was quite a process but we enjoyed every step. Here's how it went. First we went out to the vegan's house where he very kindly cut the logs and drilled the candle holes for us and let us gather cedar and hemlock and even wild holly in his woods.
Then we cut the greens and stapled them to the logs. Liam unwrapped the candles and put them in the logs. We made tags and got them organized. Then we delivered them. I am amazed at how much people like these. This is something I remember from my childhood, my sister and I used to deliver them to all the neighbors in a wagon. We will definitely do this again too.