Our weekend was so slow, and just so nice. A sleepover, a breakfast, a dinner party that went waaaaaay into Saturday night, a day of baking, a day of nothing, and a day of fancy hotel brunch and a movie on a Monday afternoon. An abundance of slow time, especially now, the week of Christmas, feels like the best gift of all.
I baked gingerbread mini-loaves (topped confectioner's sugar + milk glaze and candied ginger) for my neighbors on Sunday afternoon, and generally puttered around in the spicy warmth of baking molasses-cake and flannel pajama pants. This week I'm all about soup and biscuits, with a handful of sweet clementines for dessert.
I have a few more batches to make. That's no hardship.
I'm going to take some time off from the computer until next week sometime, but from all of us here, we sincerely wish you every happiness and all peaceful days this loving season.
I wish you quiet time, too, to hear the winter birds singing, children laughing, knitting needles clicking, and snow (not rain) falling, if that's something you long to hear, as I do.
Alicia & Co.