Today was a beautiful day so what did we do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It felt so good to take a break from school, chores, moving and even sight-seeing. Because of all the rain we had earlier in the week, we did a lot of school. So much that I think we all feel as if it’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a break.
Three out of the five of us have nasty head colds. We thought about going to a state park but that was as far as it went. The weather was warm enough for Barry to make the screen room his office so Mikayla and I took advantage of the extra space and started our Christmas baking.
Last year, we didn’t do any baking because we had just found out that Eva had to go completely gluten-free. Cooking everyday meals were overwhelming enough for me at that stage. This year, we feel ready to tackle our traditional baking. We made fudge and reindeer cookies. Mikayla is going to make a video tomorrow of some more of her baking in our little kitchen. We’ll post it on her sister’s blog.
The robins were back tonight. They chatter away as they come in but as soon as every last one of them has found a perch for the night, it is very quiet. Tomorrow morning they will be gone before we awaken. I think I have seen more robins in the last two days than I’ve seen in my entire life. They have been unexpected but very welcome guests!