I am a lucky duck. I am feeling good and grateful for having enough. It is amazing me how much more time I have to work on the holiday projects that matter the most to me, instead of acquiring more stuff. I am making lots of food gifts for sharing with our friends and family. Today’s kitchen activities include butterscotch bourbon sauce, grapefruit bitters and a beeswax coconut oil lip balm.
Cataract surgery has spurred me on to better time management as well. Raoul and I got all the heavy-lifting-and-bending-over decorating done right before my second eye was done last week. Seeing our tree with my new eyes is an absolutely incredible gift. And of course, my favorite ornaments to gaze at are the ones our sons made from popsicle sticks, juice can lids and wrapped yarn back in the day.