At least that is my defense.
Since sweets are so expensive here, I normally bake cookies and cinnamon rolls and freeze them for the kids and unexpected fika-ers. This time of year we bake a bread called Lussekatter which is eaten on the fest of Santa Lucia, the 13th of December. It is made with flour, saffron, yeastand all those other things that make us suck up extra calories during the cold winter months here in Sweden. I am sure there are recipies in english you can google if you are interested…Our family version eliminates the cardimum used in holiday treats, halfs the sugar and substitutes vanilla and cinnamon instead.
I am doing Christmas Fruit and delicatess baskets for one of the local businesses. This may seem like an easy task, but lets think about hauling thousands of tons of fruits, cheeses and oils around in a warehouse that is about 40 degrees… Did i mention that they sell about 5-600 units in the 4 weeks before Christmas and guess WHO they expect to set these babies up so that they look like they are worth the small randsom that they charge for them ? sigh…no wonder my creativity is zapped!
I finished another 26 pages for a skinny book at The Altered Abby. I hope that they are a nice addition. Someone had to leave out and I volunteered to hop in at the last minute. Once I had them posted, I found the half pound of embellishments that I had been looking for to use on them…oh well! BTW!!! Chrysti the owner, just had an article published in this months Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, too! Let’s see if they are ok then, I’ll post a picture…
Baking oatmeal raisin and pecan cookies today. What is wrong with me? I just cannot sit still and be grateful for nothing to do…not like there is not laundry calling my name or dusting…both of which I do on a emergency basis on a Sunday.