…and the tree is trimmed and spreading joy.
When you read this, I’ll be preparing for the annual family leaf-bread gathering.
There will be photos, maybe this afternoon, maybe tomorrow or possibly not until Monday.
… and the icicles just keep getting bigger and bigger.
This was on Wednesday:
And this was yesterday:
I intended to knock them down with a broom handle, but luckily I looked down first and spotted some visitors directly below.
The icicle-clearing was promptly cancelled.
…and most window displays on the Laugavegur (and elsewhere) have something in them to remind us of Christmas.
Marshmallows on a string seem to be gaining popularity – I saw those in two windows, which means they will probably be in 5 next next year:
I love being able to reserve some of my vacation days to extend the Christmas and Easter holidays.
I look forward to spending some time with these guys over the holidays:
I used to think the only “right” Christmas trees were green and preferably live, but I’ve mellowed somewhat in that opinion. A Christmas tree like this would look out of place in my parents’ living room, but it might look funky in mine, especially with different baubles (I’m not fond of pastels):
As I mentioned on Sunday, I was making leaf bread with my family. Here are three hand-cut leaf breads in the raw:
A candle. I make loads of candle patterns every year, each of them unique. The “braided” part of the pattern is made with a leaf bread roller and then every other chevron is folded over the next.
A Yule lad. This is one I invented and made in several variations:
A house and tree. My teenage cousin made this. He is getting really good at leaf bread cutting: