Someone, who shall remain nameless (*cough* Judy *cough*), informed me that she had been looking at the same blog post since December 23rd, and she wondered if I ever got past "halfway there" to Christmas. And I wonder how many of you were sitting on pins and needles, waiting to know too.
So I'm happy to report that I did get myself all the way to Christmas, and on time. The cookies got baked and turned out wonderfully. They were delicious! Do you need a picture? These are the Chocolate Crinkles.
Yes, they tasted as good as they look.
I also got all the presents purchased and wrapped. The Hoisin wings I cooked in the crockpot got done too, and they were just okay. I didn't love them enough to make that recipe again, though.
Being on the other side of Christmas feels good. I've been relaxing a lot and plan to take Thursday and Friday off work this week, too. I've been reading, which is how I really want to spend my time. I'm gearing up for a new reading goal in 2010. Still trying to decide what that will be, but I know I'm going to push myself harder than I did this year.
If you don't hear from me again before midnight tomorrow, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.