Homestead Mama and my father took the babies to the grocery store [folly, I know, but I so needed time without them to get ready for tomorrow I didn't say anything] and mom and I finished up our holiday errands and then had lunch with no sippy cups, behavioral outbursts, or messy eating. Thai food, no less. It was the best gift I've had in a long time. It didn't hurt that the errands included a trip to the fabric/ yarn store in town. Fondling Kaffe Fasset quilting cloth and alpaca yarn was yummy. Coming out only having spent $1 on the ribbon I needed to finish the stockings I'm making was even better.
I'll try get some pictures up soon, but we've got a couple duck to roast tonight, 18 lbs of fresh ham to cook tomorrow and now I'm going to go sort through the massive mound of outgrown clothes I have on hand to find some to donate to the single mom of three girls whose house just burned down last night. I can't even imagine.
Happy holidays, everyone.