Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Eve Part Two

I am in the enviable position of sitting on the comfy couch in the sunroom while my girls are in the kitchen making gifts. M#1 is making pickled things, like beets, cucumbers, onions, and apricots. She also made flavored vodka by adding vanilla bean and peach slices and decanted it into thrifted bottles. M#2 is making jam-filled tarts. I'm listening to the Christmas Pops station on the radio and talking with them while I knit. So, so lucky to have these girls.


  1. I'd like a little of that vodka, please.

  2. I'm imagining how heavenly that kitchen must smell.

  3. My two are home for break, and it is wonderful having them around -- even though one is a boy!