Sleeping in . . . will not happen. Of course it won't. Tomorrow is Christmas and even though I do not have to provide a holiday meal for anyone, I did make 5 panettones today, plus the stuffed baked potatoes with and without dairy, and the pumpkin custards with and without dairy and refined sugar. [...]


The year is not over, but with Hanukkah already past, five days to the beginning of winter, and just over two weeks till 2019, "the season" is closing in. The day before yesterday I wrapped gifts for twenty people. Yes, I am amazed too. We sent out fewer holiday cards, but we did get them [...]