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Happy December 1st!

December 1, 2015

It’s completely and utterly insane that it’s December 1st today … that it is late afternoon on December 1st!

I knew it was December 1st this morning because Michael woke me up at 4:30 a.m. singing Christmas carols. There is a ban on carol singing before December 1st in this household, which he finds fairly impossible to adhere to. He then put eggnog in his coffee, took a swig, and declared that he was going to put eggnog in his coffee for every 31 days in December.

Yes, at 4:30 .a.m. Though it might have been 5 a.m. at that point.

Then we drove onto a ferry in the pitch dark to take my dad to the dentist.

After a stop at Starbucks, where Michael drank a second eggnog latte and declared “no more coffee for me today,” we drove dad home. Unfortunately, he didn’t provide us with any drugged up footage liable to viral on YouTube. I gather they didn’t sedate him enough at the dentist. 😛

Then I chatted with Caitlin Davies about narrating the audiobooks for the Dowser Series. She seems lovely, and I think she will do a great job of voicing Jade. She is currently recording Dowser 1, which will be released on January 26, 2016. YAY!

In other news, the black printed, Attempted Murder T-shirt is currently listed as unavailable. Amazon Merch has gotten hit and is limiting orders. As soon as they get things sorted on their end it will be available again. All the other designs are currently available.

I See You (Oracle 2) is inches away from being uploaded, all ready to be released on December 17, 2015. It’s currently available for preorder, and if you’re on my new release mailing list, I will drop a reminder in your inbox on the day.

To celebrate December 1st, Michael strung coloured lights around the chicken coop run and lit our first fire in our little cabin. I’ll snap a picture of the coop when we head out to put the chickies to bed, then publish this post.

Time to start baking for Christmas! What are your go-to recipes this time of year?


Happy December 1, 2015. Christmas lights on the chicken coop. The imaginatively named, Swedie, a Swedish Flower Hen, attempting to head bed while one of the Black Copper Marans blocks her way into the coop (which you can see if you squint closely, though maybe that’s just me).

Bonus shot:


Fuzzy Cuddles in the rain with two of his girls, Black Boots and Yellow Boots, who are Black Copper Marans and lay chocolate-coloured eggs!!

ETA. I just caught Michael pouring himself more coffee and eggnog, so I guess his ‘no more coffee today’ edict didn’t hold. LOL

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Terry Daigle permalink
    December 1, 2015 8:22 PM

    My daughter and I started making Christmas goody plates for my neighbors, friends and family about 10 years ago … We bake cookies and mini-breads — and we make chocolate-dipped, double-stuff Oreos and chocolate bark. It seems to get bigger each year!

    • December 1, 2015 8:29 PM

      It can get seriously out of control. We use to do 10-15 boxes and a large holiday drop-in. I would bake for three weeks to pull it off. Not this year!! I’m pulling way back. So I’ll be picky about what I make, just favourites. Chocolate dipped Oreos sound amazing!!

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