It turns out I have a bit more vacation left so I put in for a vacation day tomorrow. I am absolutely exhausted, mostly my own fault, for not getting to bed early enough. I did manage to drag myself out to the store to pick up baking supplies. The last time I baked for Christmas was 2010. How do I know this? Because everything I pulled out of the baking cabinet had "11/10" written on it in black marker, and expired dates stamped on them.
My grocery bill was higher than it might have been because I have an aversion to that candied fruit that normally goes into the kind of things I bake. I replace most of it with dried fruit: apricots, raisins, cranberries, dates, and the like. I considered starting tonight but I realized I would be making yet another late bedtime out of it, should I start pulling out bowls and pans. So I'll get up tomorrow morning and make a mess of the place.
Perhaps I shall even blog my fruitcake. ;) Yes, there is edible fruitcake in the world. Real fruitcake is so good that I don't understand why the store-bought stuff even sells for anything other than a joke.
Here's some good news: Gracie was adopted!
I took her out to Endicott Saturday. She'll be sharing her house with three bouncy dogs (very sweet ones) and another cat, so I hope she fits in soon. Right now she has the quiet of the bedroom to get used to the sounds outside.
I'm far too sleepy to post anything creative, so we'll let Gracie's cute little face speak for me.