Jan has this week’s Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals:
For today’s Friday Five, choose any five things about this upcoming Christmas that comes to mind, such as memories, traditions, plans, worries, whatever you wish. Add a favorite recipe, song, or tradition that you would like to share as the bonus category.
1. Cookies! We spend a lot of time baking cookies (and eating them!) There are certain traditions, such as decorating sugar cookies, that bring a lot of laughter and love into the kitchen. There’s a lot of fun and whimsy in those calories.
3. Family nativity scenes! We have several. One was Ken’s grandmother’s creche. One is a simple wooden one that was loved and touched by small hands. And several are fragile and lovely and represent other parts of the world.
4. Music! I play and sing more music at this time of year than any other. I am not a purist (i.e. I will sing Christmas carols in Advent!) and I find that my lack of practicing shows up rather horrifically at the piano. But I will still do it.
5. The Christmas crazies! The rush of activities, “to do” lists, and running around. I try to keep the crazy to a minimum. Sometimes I even succeed.
BONUS: A recipe – Chocolate Sugar Bombs
I stumbled onto this recipe about 10 years ago. It is among the favorites. (Ooops. Reminder. Buy mini-chocolate chips!)