Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm Still Here

Crikey.. the time does fly :0

Between the snow, the snow, the snow... And did I mention snow ? Getting dressed in outer wear, undressed, then dressed and then undressed....

Sheesh !!!

And did I mention the snow and maybe the cold?

We finally finished our Christmas shopping tonight, including gifts for the exchange/potluck at work. I am bringing Fidel to that, so that he can meet my "crew" and have a bit of fun. The food is looking very promising and if the gifts are as good as ours- sweet (not !!!)

I finished icing the cookies I am bringing to Dad's ( the picture above... millions of piggie cookies marching across the land !!! - 'er- table... some good Russian marching music please....), but yet have a turnip casserole to make; I've also decided to make the Karelian pastries.

The Himmeli...I started it in good faith last month, but gave up on it, at least for bringing it to Christmas celebrations in balmy London Ontario (hehehehee, balmy, hehehehehe). I have to work on the technique and geometry a bit more

*lol* It was so much easier visiting Fidel on Saba.

But it is all good- except the snow & the cold... very busy and looking forward to our visit with Dad. There will be lots of good food and cheer as well as enough Christmas decorations to make up for my lack, thereof. Fidel may actually get a chance to meet with Dad's boyhood friends and hear their tall tales.

Time to bed - I'm way past my bedtime for these days.. I think the DARK, SNOW AND COLD are/is forcing me to hibernate !!!!

Oh, yeah..after close to 3 months, I think I'm healthy now.. although I did have to call a 911 at work on Friday (not for me). I do get into all the "best" of situations.

Did I mention the snow, the cold and maybe the lack of sun ????


Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

I've never seen Christmas piggies before - theya re CUTE! Oink-oink!
I have something for ya at my blog! xoxo

MedStudentWife said...

And they are veeerrryyyy tasty !!! (the cookies).. well worth the work, but very easy to do ( and fun)

Txs for the award :D, Olga... but ya havent seen my true talents shine thru',yet :0

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Yer a mad mad woman fer shur! And that's why I love ya!

jmb said...

Hey MSW,
Those cookies look pretty good to me. Little piggies, that's different.
Have a great Christmas with Fidel and your Dad and whoever else is there.
All that snow is too ghastly but it is Christmas you know!
Take care

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Are you hinting that you are of Russian origin? What is a Himmeli? Piggies for Christmas is also new to me. Have a great blessed Christmas with your loved ones!

MedStudentWife said...

JMB - thank you very much :) Rain today ans we drive out :0

LGS - and too you too. Russian - well, interestingly enough, there is some way back in the genes.
Himmeli - they are geometric Christmas hangings made from straw.

Olga- Happy Holidays to you,and may 2008 see your cups runneth over

MedStudentWife said...

Olga...obtw - thank you for the award :) I will have to post it once I am back and into my normal groove