The year 2012 is coming to a close, peoples. Mr. Dave and I will be glad to say goodbye to this particular year. It was one of those epic, what the heck did we do to deserve all this bad stuff happening to us years.
It’s been a year which, although difficult in the amount of stressful stuff that occurred, taught us that we can, indeed, come out on the other side of a crisis or two or three with an increase in our wisdom level, a clearer sense of what is really important in life, and a strengthened ability to bear the next crisis that will inevitably cross our doorstep in the future.
That’s the way life is, peoples. Some years are harder to pass through than others.
Anyways, we had a lovely Christmas Day. I hope you all did, as well. We slept in late. Well, not late, late. We live with four indoor cats, and Harland would simply perish into a quivering puddle of starved feline misery if he got fed later than 8 a.m. We opened presents, watched a movie, and made a supper of glazed ham, some from-the-box mashed potatoes, some from the can baked beans, rolls from the store, and a veggie side dish. It was a nice, easy to deal with holiday meal. No mess and no stress…..
Speaking of stress and mess. The final holiday goodies were completed well before Santa showed up. I completed the final candy making and boxing up of my handiwork on Christmas eve. Argggg what a job that was. Hand dipped chocolates were piled on every counter waiting to be tucked into festive gift containers. Here are a couple pictures of my handiwork:
Pretty darn spectacular, in my humble opinion. I think I may have produced a smidgen too many. (Is there such a thing as too much chocolate?) In addition to the family containers, I made enough chocolates to generously gift Mr. Dave’s coworkers, our next door neighbors, and still have a supply tucked away for Mr. Dave and myself. I probably won’t make such a variety of kinds next year, but I will definitely make Mr. Dave a batch of the coconut centers. They are awesome………..