We went out to eat with youngest son and his wife and baby daughter last night. She just had her first birthday last month and is quick to copy everything she sees. I told them they'd better be careful what they say and do as she is definitely a 'quick study'. You can see when she watches you that she's going to try to do exactly the same thing... and usually does (to some extent). After dinner we drove around in the car looking at Christmas lights. I thought that surely she was too young to even notice, but she was entranced... watching all the lights and 'babbling away' the whole time.
Well, with only a few days left before Christmas, the cookies for family and friends are baked, packed, and on their way. What few things we did order online have arrived, and what's left is to wrap a few gifts for grandkids. I do however need to get some Christmas wrapping paper. Think I'll do that over the weekend. Since we are only having a Christmas Brunch, there won't be much cooking to do. My plan is to make Chocolate Almond Danish, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, and Ham and cheese scrambled egg tortillas... with lots of fresh coffee and/or eggnog (and I'll make all but the eggs the day before - so Christmas morning will be fairly free - at least that's the plan).
Have to mention that coming home from errands today I saw a man walking with his goat (yes, goat!) And it was a handsome goat too! I was driving down through the subdivision and I did a *double take*. The goat was a dark cream color and his markings (beard, ears, maybe tail) were a dark brown... very handsome. The reason I'm guessing that it was the man's goat (although it's kind of strange to own a goat in a subdivision) is that although the animal was walking about 3 feet behind him, when the man turned and spoke to it, the animal quickly caught up. I wanted to stop the car and take a picture, but didn't.
(from our house to yours)