Cap On. Cap Off.

I love watching him practice a new skill (except when it’s something like stairs and I have to vigilantly hover and prepare for any number of mishaps). Today, it was putting the cap back on dad’s face wash. He is naked baby so I paid attention to not get shots of his business.

As anyone who puts up with me on Facebook knows, we are sick AGAIN. I think Ian and I get cold du jour every two weeks. I’ve learned some interesting things regarding illness, like it seems that colds don’t have individual symptoms as much as individuals tend to have the same symptoms, i.e. I tend to get a burning, running nose and sore throat, while Ian gets more congestion. Neither of us run fevers, so that’s something to be thankful for.

Even amidst our cruddy noseness, we managed to be happy Christmas elves and shopped for presents. It was really fun, actually, because I knew what I was looking for, and I was surrendered around actually finding anything worth buying. We had success and a nice outing where we (hopefully) did not infect anyone.

Today, we will venture to the drugstore, and to the local tree outlet to get a wreath for the door. And I might make husband some potato soup to have with some kielbasa and sauerkraut for dinner. Then tomorrow, the holiday food shopping begins!  Here is what the menu looks like thus far:

Christmas Eve Dinner:

Crockpot Beef Ribs

Roasted Purple Potatoes, Carrots, and Butternut squash

Shaved Fennel Salad with Lemon and Parm

Sugar-free, Vegan Pumpkin Mousse with Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Christmas Dinner:

Prime Rib

Baked Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Mashed Potatoes

Cornbread Stuffing

Green  Beans

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Whipped Cream

Michigan Family Dining Room At Christmas.

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