A Gingerbread House and a Fireplace


Ah December… the best and worst month of the entire year. Time is sparse enough that I’ve had to neglect my blog (and family and health….).  December is the one thing I really regret about being in retail. Ah well…

We still managed to find time to make a gingerbread house this year.  Sure, it was a kit. And yes, it only took an hour, but it’s still a big deal for us. The last time we successfully made a gingerbread house was 2004. We’ve got almost half our tree decorated too. Another major triumph.

In other news, we’re gearing up for our New Year’s Eve party. We’ve got our game room heated this year (last year we used a space heater… and it was painfully inadequate… so cold…so cold…) and we’re in the process of having  fireplace put into the family room downstairs as well. Works like a champ! Hopefully it will be done in time for the party. Otherwise we’ll have to put the guests to work.

Francoise updated our family blog too, so be sure to have a peek. And that’s about it for now- back to work. I need to get that drummer guy from Ben Hur: “Ramming Speed!”