the last day of advent, we had a crowd of friends over, including mom and dad, who arrived bearing a flourless chocolate cake mom made for a belated zoë birthday celebration. it was so very delicious. zoë baked a gugelhupf too! also, i cleaned the chandelier for the first time. ever.* also, clementines and candy canes.
and now i turn to my long, long list of things to do in the next 40 hours or so before we depart for north carolina. slowly, i am crossing things off. and trying not to keep one eye on the weather report. and probably drinking too much coffee.
*there was one time my friend susan cleaned it. that must have been at least five years ago. i forgot how sparkly it can look!