Kia o' Kia

Snuggle all weekend was the plan. Which we've been doing successfully. A pile of movies each day, picking away at our time with no problems. Then today arrives. The day after Christmas and the SAVE 50% at the craft store flier breaks our resolve. You have to know that once you drive a vehicle over the 100,000 mark that things are going to start happening and with as many road trips that we take and our yearly drives to Maine... well we should have never left the house. We had an obligation to snuggle and snack. Kia over heated and seized up causing five passer byes to stop and ask if we needed help. No, thanks though, the tow truck is on the way brrrrrrr. So I called my brother and he picked us up and we left our road companion on the side of the road and in the hands of the tow driving stranger. Kia was left behind in sorrow and is now alone in a yard to be serviced on Monday. Kia o" Kia we will not let you down and will have you better don't you worry. So Wynn and I are back on the couch. Snacks and movies looking at us like idiots for ever leaving. Why leave a world of make believe and salty, crunchy goodness? Why leave our chilled bottles of wine. We learned our lesson. So for now, we're back in our world of make believe, drinking wine, eating snacks, watching 500 Days of Summer and trying to forget the inevitable financial burden that awaits us on Monday. Learn, laugh, love, pay your taxes, and wish everyone would actually pay you on time. Fret Fret Fret:)

Cause and Effect of Staying Up Until 4:00 Before Holiday

This explains sleeping all day after not being able to sleep until 4:00am and then deciding to take sleeping pills in panic. I slept almost all day off and on with the constant delay of opening gifts to delay the days passing. We finalized the day with watching Sherlock Holmes which is a spectacular film.

What a great Christmas Dinner! I think the fancy dancy term is Cornish Hens (2) Then Rutabaga mixed with mashed potatoes. Corn on the cob with Parsley leaf and lots of butter. I will tell you though is that Wynn really surprised me with her salad replacement. Half a pear with the center dished out. Crumbled Amish Blue Cheese with Balsamic dressing is place in your make shift pear type bowl. Wow! I can tell you I was very quite and Wynn might as well have been poking me in the fore head to get an answer out of me but it was magical. A definite must try as it looks way opposite as it taste and will throw your guest way off from fantastic.
As you can see the combination looks pleasing to the pallet.

Becoming Funktional

One thing to remember in which we barely follow is to take time out to be together. Two full time jobs, four sons, family that pays attention and family that doesn't. It gets to the point where we have to see an opening coming and not miss the opportunity to take a break. I wanted to do something special for Wynn for our anniversary. Believe me though I am terrible at remembering to buy gifts. Truthfully gift giving is not best for me. I would rather give my time and energy to someone than to buy something. So I decided we should go to Tehquamenon Falls the day of. The kicker is that it is 6 hours away! We just did it and only spent 2 hours max there and then drove back. Wow! I tell you what though it was worth it. Getting out of the apartment away from everything and just being ourselves.

Wrapping Up the Holiday Season

Well another year has gone although it has been our first one. Things came together for our Holiday packages. We have sold many more of these than expected. Shaving Brushes have become an issue as our vendor has sold out. Looking into 2010 we are going to make many structural changes to get us more organized. I am going to build a much larger shelving unit to help us hold a large assortment of cold process soaps. Addition of an assortment of drink themed soaps. I am excited to add dead sea mud to the line. Mud is great and have used it many times. Mineral make up will be added along with a line of whipped soaps. Items to be removed possibly could be bath bombs, flower waters, dead sea salts as they are time consuming and take us off focus from soaps.
Looking forward to the new year as 2009 has been a learning experience and alot of fun too:)