"Happy New Year! The TV announcers have been talking about the golden 60's so let's hope they will be golden for all of us. We have all been loafing around all day and didn't get up very early, either. It is wonderful to have a day like this once a year. All of us went out for dinner last night & then watched TV till midnight--just our family and it was a real treat. We were relieved when we weren't invited to a party someplace and enjoyed being at home with the kids.
Everything was in such a mess after the Christmas rush that I have worked on the house all week. There was so much stuff to put away and nothing had been really cleaned right for a long time. It is hard to get things done with the kids home. They always want me to take them some place or help them do something.
I tried the exotic rice dessert that was in the Journal but everyone says they would rather have plain rice pudding so it isn't worth the time it takes--most of the day.
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I must make some of your cinnamon apples. Ann said she ate four of yours and I didn't even know she liked them.
We have all been enjoying our Christmas presents. Bob put his model together right after we got home & had so much fun that he bought another one & put it together. Ann has carried her billfold constantly so I guess you really gave them things they liked. I am going to save my gown for I didn't have a single nice one. All of us got to dip in B's candy & he's been wearing the belt & he always needs hankies.
I haven't done any ironing this week but I sure have a basketful. When I get caught up on it I want to sew some. I've had a dress cut for Ann since Thanksgiving & then she got some material for Christmas. Things will start again next week but maybe they won't be so exhausting as they were. Here's hoping.
We are anxious to hear if the blanket really is comfortable. I hope you enjoy it.
I forgot to tell you the meat & berries were fine when we got home. The berries were still hard as rocks--no juice. I should have brought some blackberries too, I guess.
We haven't been out today but want to take a little spin & mail this."
Lots of love,
NOTES: Grandmother's cinnamon apples were easy and wonderful. Core, peel and halve apples, cook in butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, drizzle with maple syrup. Add red hots and stir until they are melted and the apples are tender. Serve warm with cream.
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