First up the building activity was full on leading up to Christmas. There was the huge hole cut in the middle of the house. We didn't have a bath or shower for a week. I was starting to get scared that we wouldn't have one at all before Christmas, but we have a bath, so no need to avoid us. We don't stink.
Mollie's social life was crazy. Two birthday parties, a couple of playdates and a trip to the Colo River. The kids had a blast at the river. It was good to escape the chaos at the house, but it was tiring.
I've slept in every day since Christmas day. I've been enjoying cooking in my crazy insane kitchen.
I have my prep area in one corner of the big room
And the stove on the other side of the room
I missed making something special for Col's birthday, so I made him profiteroles/cream puffs. As per usual I was enjoying the finished product too much to take a photo. The recipe is out of The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
I was most impressed with the choux pastry. I've made it before years ago before I had a decent oven. I read the directions except for the part about how many puffs I should be making, so mine have turned out a little large.
on the tray before baking
in the oven all puffed up!
yummy pastry cream
I picked my sewing machine up on Christmas Eve. I'd sent her for a service to get her out of the dusty house. Now that I have some time I'm itching to sew.
I've cut some boxer briefs for the guys in the house.
I've traced out and modified Antonella. I've pulled out another tracing of an Otto top that I've made before. I want to trace some leggings.
My biggest problem? Lack of concentration due to NO coffee machine. I hope it arrives soon.