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.