Sunday, December 02, 2007

christmas baking

Originally uploaded by aus_chick
I spent the day at my friend Sarah's mom's house, Christmas baking. I was in charge of chocolate-dipping the chocolate peanut butter balls.

I remembered when I was a kid and I used to help my mom with the Christmas cookies. It always made it feel so much more like Christmas.

It was so much fun running around the kitchen, chopping, mixing, rolling, tasting. Joking, storytelling, teasing, laughing.

I still have a few more things I'd like to make, but it's amazing how much more quickly everything happens when you've got a couple people pitching in to make it happen. I guess it's what makes any community work better.

I even enjoyed the quiet subway ride out to Kipling station with my London Fog and my book. I didn't have to talk to anyone. The walk to the subway station was quiet as the snow dampened the sound of the traffic.

I passed neighbours helping each other clear their sidewalks and walkways. It warmed my heart.

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