Skip to content

my me-sized north pole

December 22, 2010

As Christmas is only a mere 3 (!) days away, my foodie elf duties are kicking into high gear. As all my Christmas gifts this year are in the form of edible treats, the few days leading up to Christmas are full of delicious smells in my little North Pole apartment. Between sugared almonds, melting chocolate and baking granola, I’m making the whole neighborhood smell delightful.

The burnt sugar almonds I mentioned yesterday came out beautifully and, when all packaged up in their perky little bags, nearly bring a tear to the eye. Among other delectable goodies, I’ve made a metric ton of dark chocolate peppermint granola and am fully enjoying constantly coming home to the smell of Christmas treats. It must be rubbing off on me because even after simply making pancakes this morning for my mom and niece, I went into work smelling like baked goods. (Seriously, ask my co-workers. It apparently was rather distracting.)

Some people in the streets seem a bit frenzied and more than a little psychotic, which I just don’t get. I went to the grocery earlier to pick up a few things and when I was walking out, there was someone zooming around the parking lot, laying on her horn for a good 20 seconds just to let everyone know how “in the way” we all were. I wanted to shout “Merry Christmas!” and give her a happy wave, but I feared she might run me over. In an SUV versus me, the SUV would definitely defeat my holiday cheer.

However, on the upside, the Salvation Army volunteer in the store was happily singing Christmas carols at the top of his lungs to all us passerby. It was actually quite lovely, despite the fact the poor fellow couldn’t have carried a note in a basket. I think he takes his Christmas cues from the wisest of yuletide sages, Buddy the Elf.

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

(I hope Ms. ZoomyMcGrouchypants heard that when she walked in and cracked a grin.)

What are some of your last minute Christmas activities?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Hilda permalink
    December 27, 2010 8:43 pm

    Are you the Caroline Clunk who mailed a box of goodies to Noelle and Penelope in SF? If so, they came to my house and they don’t live here. I’ll be happy to take them where they should go if you can get their correct address. If it’s in SF… But now that I read your blog…I may reconsider!

  2. Caroline permalink*
    December 29, 2010 1:08 pm

    @ Hilda!

    You are seriously my personal hero. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your immense kindness in seeing that my clumsily mis-addressed package reached my dear friend. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: