Sunday, January 3
We had our last family party in Philadelphia tonight and it was very nice. My brother- and sister-in-law hosted my husband's side of the family and the food that they made was so delicious. Everything was prepared when we arrived and instead of having a formal sit down meal, we just grazed. There was a lovely cheeseboard with gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, and olives, plus homemade meatballs, honey glazed chicken wings, and spare rib stew that was served over tiny pasta.
We do a Secret Santa gift exchange with the adults in the family and this year, my father-in-law picked me! My mother helped him get me the BEST gift: 2 skeins of Madeline Tosh DK in the Great Grey Owl colorway. It is so gorgeous and I cannot wait to plan out what it will become.
There are only two days left of the Twelve Days of Christmas and we plan to enjoy them to the fullest. I would like to finish my shawl (I have to do two more rows, cast off, and block it), work on a pretty puzzle my sister gave us for Christmas, and bake one or two goodies. I have been reveling in these wonderful days and hate to see them end. There is such a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks though!