11. Make Christmas cookies
They don't look like much. But I'm working out the kinks in these dark chocolate orange cookies and I will share as soon as they're ready. But even the test ones were really good.
12. Take some flowers to a friend
Okay, I sent them. You kind of have to when your friend lives in another state. And I didn't send flowers. I sent a rosemary tree. So much more useful, right?
13. Donate to a food pantry
If this is something you'd like to do, visit the Greater Boston Food Bank's website. It's an over-the-top, huge organization. My contribution felt like a drop in the bucket, but I suppose they survive on drops!
14. Make a crockpot stew
15. Clean the apartment
I got the itch for spring cleaning in the middle of December. This has turned into a massive project with a hopeful completion date before we leave for vacation. Closets are getting reorganized, crevices are being vacuumed, lots of stuff is being given away. It feels so good to simplify. And it will leave more room for presents!