I didn't quite hit all my goals this weekend (I never managed to carve out an hour for reading) but I did start the weekend with a pot of Christmas tea.
There was lots of rolling and baking and eating of gingerbread dough. I managed to throw a bit of a wrench in the works by falling hard and spraining my wrist on Saturday. Then I successfully staved off the worst of the swelling by wrapping it tightly and using ice. Which would have been great if I hadn't fallen asleep with the ice pack on and given myself frostbite. Actual frostbite, with ugly blisters and everything. Consider yourselves lucky that I'm not sharing a picture.
Candy helps distract you from things like frostbite. Especially if you're using it to decorate gingerbread houses.
Tiny little dogs on your shoulder help too.
Joey is my sister's latest rescue dog. I don't know how she keeps finding stray animals.
oh rachel, i'm so sorry to hear about your wrist! that's your one bit of bad luck for the season, i think, and now the rest of it will unfold just as you'd like. (this is the reasoning i've been using re: my coming down with pneumonia last week.)ReplyDelete
joey is very handsome. if your sister happens to find a kitten who wants to move to new york, well, i have no problem with that.
such lovely pictures and an even better afternoon. my gingerbread house has filled our apartment with the nicest smell.ReplyDelete
oh my gosh! what a weekend. hopefully you can give yourself a chance to rest and still soak up the holiday spirit!!ReplyDelete
oh such a cute doggy! I'm a sucker for dogs.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about your frostbite! That's terrible! I hope that heals very soon.
I said it before, but I'd love to know whats in that Christmas Tea or where you get it...I see the package so I wasn't sure if you bought it or if it was one of your creations :) Sounds yummy!
So sorry to hear about your wrist!ReplyDelete
I would also love to know about the Christmas Tea! It sounds great!
Oh GOODNESS. Holidays are hazardous. Take it easy, will you?ReplyDelete
Oh poor Rachel! You need to slow down (I know, easier said than done). Amazing how, despite all that, your photos look so beautiful and calm!ReplyDelete
oh no that sounds horrible about your poor wrist! i hope it gets better soon. hmm christmas tea.ReplyDelete
Sorry sorry about your wrist. I hope you are feeling better soon. What a cute little dog there.ReplyDelete
Some people just attract strays, like my mother :)ReplyDelete
I hope your wrist heals quickly!
He is so cute!!! That looks like my life with my little Mia wanted to perch on me at all times!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a speedy recovery with many sweets and cute pups!! xoReplyDelete
oh no!!! I'm hoping that it all feels much better soon. Poor thing.ReplyDelete
And he's a cutie - hope he does well with the rescue. Your sister is good people too.
The gingerbread house party tradition lives on! Your family is so awesome. Joey is super cute.ReplyDelete
See you on Sat (can't wait.)
Oh no! Actual frostbite? I thought you were exaggerating! So sorry, hope your tiny dog keeps cheering you up.ReplyDelete
oh yikes. Hopefully the pot of tea did you well, usually does for me. Cute dogs definitely help!Hope your recovery is speedy!ReplyDelete
Oh no, Rachel! I'm sorry about your wrist! The sprain would've been bad enough, but the frostbite just makes it that much worse.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you got to have some Christmas tea, though, and make gingerbread houses while cuddling a cute puppy.
That tea looks and sounds delicious! Where ever did you find it?!ReplyDelete
so sorry to hear about your wrist!! I hope it heals up soon! but adorable doggies do help, that's for sure. and Joey is awfully adorable.ReplyDelete
yikes frostbite, that sounds terrible... i hope it goes away soon! and ps, that dog is adorable!!!ReplyDelete
I love love love that teapot! Where is it from?ReplyDelete
wishing you a speedy recovery. thinking i need some christmas tea, too!ReplyDelete