Happy Monday morning! I certainly hope everyone had a good weekend. My porch is finally presentable for Christmas – but the inside is still waiting. I hope to finish that today….or perhaps tomorrow:) We have a birthday to celebrate tomorrow (my hubby’s) or, at least, recognize. We will probably not properly celebrate until this weekend but I will make his favorite dinner. Shepherd’s pie:)
We started this past weekend off by attending a Norwegian Christmas market. It was in the oddest of locations right in the middle of a residential neighborhood….at the Norway House. I’m not sure how or when that split-level home from the 60s became the Norway House but the market was fun. They had three Norwegian Fjord horses in the backyard. We did not see them “perform” but they did seem quite content munching hay and eating what little remained of the yard. All three of them were very handsome…..er, pretty:)
We also tried Krumkake – which means “curved cake” – but I would call it a rolled waffle cookie. Apparently, they are very popular for the holidays. I filled mine with whipped creme and they had several other options but the lady there said most people eat them plain. Fresh off the griddle. The whipped creme made the difference, in my opinion:) My husband tried the Norwegian heart-shaped waffle (I cannot, for the life of me, remember the name). He said it was a bit boring but, then again, he declined the lingonberry jam and whipped creme.
We also did a little bit of shopping. The trees that line the center streets were covered in lights and so festive. Almost makes shopping enjoyable. Almost. This photo really does not capture how pretty they were nor does it show what a nice night it was – chilly but not terrible. Just a really nice early winter evening. I am curious….how many are just getting started with your shopping? Or maybe you haven’t started yet? I’m definitely in a season of life that does not require nearly as much shopping and/or advanced shopping – which is a blessing. I still have a few things to get but all is well under control! And…my husband does the wrapping. He enjoys it! I say, go for it!
We have a bit of a busy week ahead but I will be blogging. Please come back on Wednesday and Friday. I will have my monthly “Currently” post on Wednesday. And thank you so much to all those who visited last week – and, especially, to those who left comments on both Wednesday (my Christmas tree memories) and on Friday (where I shared a bit from my heart). Your comments are a tremendous encouragement to me. Have a wonderful week ahead!!