I’m over on The Creative Mama today, talking about the seasons of creativity. Do you notice an ebb and flow to your creative mojo? How do you restore and inspire your imaginative pursuits? Come on over and share what works for you!
Well, we are almost there. December 23rd. As of last Friday, we are on Winter Break for two whole weeks. The boys have excitedly declared today, ‘pajama day’. Somehow, I have a feeling that today won’t be the only time a declaration of this sort is made. While I don’t quite have everything crossed off my ‘to-do’ list for the next couple of days, I’m ready for this break as well. My own plans include a holiday boot camp with a friend, lots of family time, getting in a few good runs, some delicious food and a chance to recharge my batteries. That last one feeling the most needed, and the rest just the combination to make it happen.
So, I’m stepping away from technology a bit, to make these good things happen, but first, I want to share a few pictures from our 3rd Annual Hot Cocoa Stand. A couple of weeks ago, we warmed our hearts and bodies, sharing a cup of homemade cocoa with our good friends and neighbors. We served just around 40 this year, making it a tradition that all of us have come to enjoy.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, good food, family time and a few ‘pajama days’ of your own. Merry Christmas!
I know, I know…another recipe that involves hot chocolate. What can I say? ’Tis the season….
Growing up, I had a a grandpa that loved peppermint ice cream. Actually, it was peppermint and Neapolitan, but it was the peppermint ice cream that stands out in my memory. Each evening, he would methodically place 2 scoops in crystal sundae cups, then sit at the kitchen table and slow eat his evening treat, savoring each bite.
What was even more unique about his love for peppermint ice cream, was that he was able to have it almost year round. It wasn’t just a holiday treat, found on a grocery store end cap, but regularly stocked at the Jack & Jill where Gram would shop. I loved visiting them and getting my own 2 scoops to eat at the table with Papa.