A little early, sure, but why not? A pre-emptive Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you Stollen regulars the world over!
After getting the translation off yesterday morning and some of my final grading submitted, I treated myself to a long lie-in this morning. In fact, I finally got up a little while ago (11:45am) to some light snow outside. And at the moment, I am enjoying some Dresdenerstollen with coffee. Delicious! It's a nice way to start the day.
While I will finish tallying and submitting the rest of grades online tomorrow morning, today is reserved for some fun activities, including writing a few Christmas cards and maybe working on another couple of those fusiliers. I do need to vacuum and swiffer the first floor later this afternoon since we are having four dinner guests this evening if they venture out in the snow.
The French couple concered was just here for the party the other evening, so I wish we weren't doing this again quite so soon, but the Grand Duchess is sometimes a more than a wee bit social this time of year, so there you are. However, Boris and Natalie are interesting people and their boys are, relative to many children of freinds and colleagues, nicely behaved young men in a social setting. Anyway, we are then relatively unstructured until Christmas Week, when we might have a few more close friends over one evening for drinks, cookies, and things.
And now, back to that plate of stollen and big mug of coffee!!!