Hard to believe Christmas has come and gone. This whole year flew by. I never did get the chance to go to Sandwich and shoot more lights. The weather was pretty rainy for a week or more.
I did mess around more with my camera and the lights though. These were taken with a slow shutter speed and ISO while zooming. Should've used a tripod but didn't feel like digging it out.
These are the outside lights on the rail. I like this one.
I had one day, right before Christmas when I was so busy in the kitchen that my feet were screaming by the end. I made sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies (no pics though), 4 large loaves of cranberry bread, chicken soup and a crockpot full of kale soup.
Just for grins I drizzled the four different coloured icings on the teddy bear sugar cookies. I think I like the effect of the drips on the paper as much as on the cookies!
Christmas Eve was very stormy. We went to Hong Kong Island to get Chinese food around 5 pm, and by the time we got home, all hell broke loose with torrential downpours and wind. I took these pics close to 10pm. Nothing like a great, stormy night for Chinese and the 'A Christmas Story' marathon!!!
Rain on the deck
Finally, I was reaching the end of my rope with the incessant commercials. Target, Big Lots and KMart win the prize for most annoying and repetitive ads. Wells Fargo, on the other hand, brought me to tears every time I saw their ad. I wrote to them on their Facebook page to tell them their ad was a big winner. Imagine my surprise to see this response to my comment:
I have no pics of Christmas Day. I was busy in the kitchen making deviled eggs and apple crisp, then we went into town to visit our families and came back home to finish prep for my stepson & his girlfriend who spent the afternoon with us. I'd picked up deli trays - one of shrimp and one of meats/cheeses - plus I also made potato latkes for Samantha because she is Jewish. It was quite the food spread, lemme tell ya!
The 26th we crashed hard and watched TV all day and I coloured nearly 4, pages. But yesterday we went up to Plymouth so that I could finally get some new walking shoes, which of course I had to try on first. I will only wear Saucony as they are the only ones that fit. Since we were in the area, I dragged Russell to JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. He bought me a bunch of craft supplies, plus these awesome, warm, punk rocky socks. They came with a plain black pair too. They are soooo warm.
And how was everyone's holiday?