02 January 2009

In with the new

Happy 2009 to everyone!
I hope your christmas and new years was pleasant. Mine were both decent.

Santa brought me Breaking Dawn, the 4th book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. Thank you Santa, I was desperately waiting for it. (It has been read already and I will most likely read it again someday soonish.)

I ate plenty of ham (kinkku), carrot casserole (porkkanalaatikko), rutabega casserole (lanttulaatikko), liver casserole (maksalaatikko) and rosolli salad (cubed bits of cooked carrot, pickle, egg, pickled beets, with pink sauce aka whipped cream with a touch of beet juice). I also ate tons of sweets and nuts with a bit of fruit thrown in.

I enjoyed my time with my mother-in-law. On Saturday when stores were open for the first time, we went christmas fabric shopping. We were on a mission! LOL. With the fabric we bought, we started making cloth bags to put next year's christmas gifts in. After 2 broken sewing machines, we decided to spare the 3rd and will continue making the bags at a later date.
(Will post pictures of some of the bags we did make soon.)

New Years saw me and my husband at a friends house for the evening. It was intended that there was quite a few of us, but in the end there was only 4 of us, but quality more than makes up for quantity.
We made tacos, played RockBand, sang some karaoke and chatted. We also melted some tin horseshoes and dumped them in a bucket of water. Then we looked at the shadows the cooled lumps made and tried to divine our future for the coming year.
(All I could see were sperms and an egg in my pieces or maybe they were claws... either way hubby wasn't too impressed. LOL)

We didn't make it home until 4 am!! All around it was a good evening and a great way to end 2008. I look forward to what 2009 will bring.