Thursday, December 27

Christmas in Korea

This is the shortbread I made. I didn't have the proper cookie cutter, so I just cut out the cookies with a knife. Even though the shape wasn't quite right, they tasted good. Everybody enjoyed them, even though a few commited the sacrilege of putting whipped cream on them. It was suggested that we could decorate them, but the look on my face stopped that. You can't put icing on shortbread.
Here is some more of the dessert. It wouldn't have been a proper Christmas without excessive amounts of sugary stuff. There were two pans of brownies, a peach pie, a blueberry pie, shortbread, and a triffle. All were yummy. The triffle made me think of that story Nancy used to tell us. Unfortunately, I can't actually remember how the story goes, but I remember that there is one. Something about a little girl picking the stuff off the top and ruining it.

Here are the people who were part of the Christmas "family" gathering. They make a good replacement family. We sat around and ate too much, as is expected at Christmas. Then some of us watched a movie. I fell asleep partway through the movie, which is also expected. It was a nice, relaxing day.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16

Okay, another bug for your enjoyment. I saw this one just outside my door. I had to go get my camera so you could freak out too. I had nothing to compare the size to, so you just have to guess. I would have put my finger next to it, but it might have touched me. The body was about an inch and a half long, and then it had legs.

In other news, it still doesn't look like Christmas. It rained twice this week. I didn't have my umbrella either time. Still no snow. I want to make a snowman, but rain doesn't make shapes so well. I mixed up dough for shortbread today. I know it won't taste right since it isn't October, but I thought I would give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes.

Sunday, December 2

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Okay, only a little like Christmas. There is no snow, it rained today, and the temperature hasn't gone below freezing yet, but I now have a Christmas tree set up, so I can pretend that it's beginning to look like Christmas. I was in a Christmasy mood, so I got out the tree and the decorations and turned on some Christmas music. I had lots of fun. Decorating the tree always puts me in a good mood. Merry Christmas everyone.