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ready for Christmas


It's become tradition for us to bring out the Christmas decorations the day after
Thanksgiving. We hang lights and garland while music plays in the background and we
drink our weight in eggnog and even pack up some of our normal things to make room
for the holiday stuff. Then, about a week into December we go pick out
and tree and lug it home.
This year though, we decided to save money on a large tree and bought this small
Norfolk living tree, which should last us much longer than a normal pine anyway.
It's only big enough to hold a few ornaments but we made sure to hang two of
Israel's, one from last year and little a wool mouse that we found this morning.
These spice cookies got us in a festive mood, they were amazingly light and airy,
like a French macaroon but with spice cake and chocolate bottoms.
The house feels so warm and happy now, I think I'm almost done. In a couple more
weeks, I'll start some baking, and that's where it gets dangerous!

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