Tiffany and her family left yesterday and today we've been catching up on things we've put on hold. We worked on our New Years newsletter and went to Office Depot to make color copies. We completed several other errands and returned home to start organizing our holiday greetings that we'll be sending out via e-mail or snail mail.
Yesterday, one of Art's high school classmates stopped by with mochi that his family had pounded and made together. He wanted to share some with us.
We decided to have the mochi this morning. Art boiled the mochi (glutinous rice) in water (to soften) while I browned the kinako (soy powder) and added sugar.
Then we put the mochi into the mound of kinako and enjoyed it for breakfast. Mom said she didn't want any because it was too much carbs. She says each patty is equal to a bowl of rice. Whoa! Oh what the heck! We decided to have it anyway because we only eat mochi once a year. It was wonderful!
Jim, one of our dear friends from Illinois called tonight. He said they didn't get our holiday newsletter and were worried that something might have happened to us. Oh dear! It's true that we've always gotten our holiday newsletters out in the first week of December. Oops! We'd decided to try doing New Years greetings this time.
Well... I guess I'll have to finish that first and then there's the holiday thank yous and the clogged drain. Then there's the New Years house cleaning. Yikes! I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do when I'm done. I wonder what you've all been up to...