Wednesday, December 10, 2014
good morning! well yesterday involved more phone calls to the bank and more financial mysteries. I ended the day by meeting my older brother and handing off all the papers etc. that I have from my parent's file cabinet in case he needs something. since he is doing all this Medicaid stuff and I am a financial Neanderthal, I figured he has a better shot at knowing what they mean than I do. I had organized everything and labeled it, and found a couple more things we have been hunting for, so I don't feel like I just dumped a big mess in his lap.
now its time to get ready for my Christmas party next Tuesday. I know what I am making--since we have chickies I am making little mini omlettes in muffin pans (they were really popular last year) and a big fruit plate with dip, homemade bread in my cast iron dutch oven or maybe in my big fry pan, and some kind of pulled pork or something (I found one that uses apricot jam and doesn't sound real messy) in my new red cast iron cocquotte. have to root around in the freezer and find a pork shoulder or tenderloin. I usually do a crock pot dessert too--in the past I have done a chocolate pudding cake--this year I may try something different. today I am going to Valparaiso to shop for some new decorations--I do something different on my mantle each year--and I have a new idea that is finally taking shape--just have to try and find the stuff to make it come together. have a lovely Wednesday!