200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Lookit What I Got for Christmas!
It's hard to read, but the left one says, "Jordan's Berry Book." It's a compilation of berry recipes, for all the types of berries I have here (blueberry, cherry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry). The right one says, "Drying Fruits and Vegetables." It's a printout of a U Idaho publication. AND, the thing on top of the right book is a cherry pitter from Santa! I did get some nice roving to spin, and a book about fiber as well. My family is not about spending huge amounts of money for Christmas, and I'm pretty happy with that.
Today is my birthday. I've started the day right by oversleeping an hour, making tea and opening a few presents. I'll work from home a bit today, until the temperature here gets up to about 10 and I don't feel so bad about leaving the dogs outside, and then I'll head down to mountain to the real world. I think I'll buy myself a birthday present on the way home from work today - don't laugh - nice bathroom rugs to replace the junky ones I've got now. (Although if it wasn't my birthday, I'd manufacture some other excuse to buy these rugs.) And some of the junky rugs can move to the car!
It's not great to have a birthday between Christmas and New Years. Yes, birthday presents often end up disappearing into Christmas presents. And on more than one occasion I've had some drinky-poos with friends on my birthday and then had no desire to drink anything on New Years Eve. Terrible, I know, (smiling).
I've been invited to something down the hill tomorrow night, but haven't decided yet whether to go. A few days ago they were warning about a big storm tomorrow, but I think that's moderated now. I've been putting off composing my big post about this past year and my goals for next year - I've got one more day to put those thoughts together!