I have been told to stay off the roads today by the parents, so that is what I’m doing. There are packages to mail, last-minute gifties to buy, and supplies to get to make the rest . . . but I am home, with nothing more urgent to do then some light cleaning.

I should probably go out for it gets dark to dig out my car, clean it off, and run it a bit to warm the engine (I do work at 7 am tomorrow), but I may put that off a bit . . . I am so warm and lazy today!

I really miss having a warm, furry, sleepy dog in the house on days like this. Satch would sleep most of the day, yes, but he would also wander over now and again to check in and just knowing he was there was terribly soothing. I had someone to “listen” when I was basically talking to myself.

So, I am listening to Maritime Noon to get some voices in the house (today’s phone-in: christmas baking tips) and I am getting eager to get cracking on the goodie factory. But there isn’t enough flour, I think, to do much. That, and I’d rather have everything super fresh for Christmas and not baked too early.

Funny how my job has completely gotten me back into baking. I can’t wait to do the gingerbread, which is arguably my favourite. I love ginger anything.