Lately

I’ve been enjoying my tree to pieces while knitting after work. Just looking at it makes me happy. Unfortunately, whenever I turn out the light to just knit by the tree-light, I end up with holes in my knitting…but I guess that’s my penance.

Other people’s trees make me happy, too. This is our friends’ tree that we decorated last Sunday….isn’t it purdy?

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We even have one at work. Trees everywhere!

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As usual, Dave made dinner for me on Monday night.

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Sesame crusted salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, and some Brussels sprouts that I pan fried with bacon. Was the bacon necessary? No. Was it delicious? Yes.

Tuesday night I made a snack plate dinner with cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and pretzels. Wednesday, I did not feel like cooking after a busy day, some holiday shopping, and being just too plain ol’ comfy on the couch with my knitting and tree lights.

But Dave worked late, which stirred something like a mixture of guilt and love up in me, and I ended up spending time in the kitchen to make this:

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A tortellini pasta dish with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, shrimp, and Parmesan cheese. If cooking is love, I must really love that guy! It was very tasty.

Unfortunately,  I can’t share any of my holiday shopping finds except for this stuffed puppy for Aurelia.

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Is another stuffed animal necessary? No. Is it super fluffy and cute? Yes.

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