Saturday, January 2, 2021

Christmas 2020

I'm one of those people who thinks that Christmas is the month of December, and not just December 25th. I love every thing about Christmas. Music, baking, snow, and most of all, the true meaning of Christmas. I love the Christmas programs, candlelight services, and other things that help me think through the coming of Christ.

Last year, I wrote a short story from the perspective of one of Joseph's friends, Christmas for Shad, but this year, I never got around to writing a story. Though, I did try some other new things this year! So, here are a handful of pictures and highlights from my Christmas this year.

I ended up with a stack of records, so this Christmas, I used some money from my grandparents and bought myself a record player! I've listened through all the Christmas ones, and am looking forward to starting on the rest of the stack.

I made chocolate ganache for the first time. I think it looked prettier than it tasted, but hey, it's chocolate, so it was good!

My book, Expired by Eggnog made it's appearance.

And, I had a book signing at Caribou coffee. I'm still working with a publisher on my PK Detective series, and am looking forward to that moving forward in this new year.

Of course, over the holidays, there are lots of moments with the nieces and nephews.

I made gingerbread, and sugarplums for the first time. The gingerbread was . . . well, gingerbread. And the sugar plums were . . . different. Very different. I'd never tasted anything quite like them with all the odd spices. The fennel seeds, caraway seeds, anise seeds, and so on. First bite, I thought they were pretty awful, but they did grow me, and I think I might even try making them again someday.

Since the indoor skating rinks are closed, Warroad iced a two mile trail down the Warroad river through town, and we've had some beautiful days to go skating!

All in all, it was a great Christmas. I'm really not ready for it to be over. But, the clock doesn't stop.

Coming up in January, in addition to the coffeeshop job and working with publishers, I'm excited for my best friends' wedding, and then in February, I'll be attending a girl's retreat, a writer's conference, and I'll be a vendor/workshop speaker at the ND homeschool convention.

Until next time, this is Priscilla J. Krahn, reminding you to stay thankful in everything!

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