Happy new year to me and you and everyone else. I've neglected the blog for about a month now, so it's catch-up time.
First off, I love love love Christmas. I wish the Christmas season lasted longer, say, from November 1st until February 13th. This would give ample time for holiday parties and merriment, and I would have more time to drive around to see Christmas lights. To help promote this idea, I am leaving my tree up until at least Valentine's Day. It has nothing whatsoever to do with laziness.
On the present front, we had a very prosperous Christmas. Our house got the best gift - a new dishwasher. I actually enjoy loading in the dishes. Really. I also got a ring and some earrings. I kept the boxes because they are that cool baby blue.
I made my own eggnog this year for the first time. So easy and delicious. I am going to turn into eggnog latte if I don't watch myself.