Christmas has kinda snuck up on me this year. I've felt in a rush to suddenly buy presents (and hoping there's enough time for shipping for them to arrive at their destinations before Dec 25), I never got around to sending home the package of gifts I bought here (sorry family, those of you who did not get internet-bought gifts will have to wait till Jan 10 when Jen returns to the states bearing my gifts), and now I'm making plans for Christmas eve and day realizing that, since I'm not sure if stores here will be open on either day, I may need to buy anything I need by Saturday to tide us over till Wednesday.
One thought that struck me today, was that we need eggnog. I'm a big fan of eggnog for christmas. You can't drink too much of it, really, b/c it is quite rich, but it's fun to have around and I enjoy it. I was wondering if I'd see it in the store today, but no luck. Stock seems to vary a good bit from store to store though, so in theory I might be able to find it elsewhere, but I'm kinda doubting it.
Then I thought maybe I can make it... and then of course as I'm looking at recipes online I realize that home-made eggnog is going to contain several raw eggs. And that kinda creeps me out a bit. I'm ok licking the pumpkin bread batter off the spoon, with the miniscule amounts of raw egg that it might contain, but drinking raw egg straight up? I'm not sure I'm up for that. Plus, I don't even have an electric mixer (just a small wisk) so it'd be tough to make anyway.
So there may not be any nog this year. =( That makes me a little sad. I'm trying to remember if the Starbucks here have eggnog lattes this year, maybe I could satisfy my craving with one of those....
In other news though, JEN AND DADDY GET HERE TOMORROW!!!!! I'm beyond excited to see them. =) Then Zach comes home from China on Saturday, and will be off work for 2 weeks b/c of the holidays. Woot! By the way, can I also tell you how happy Sierra's gonna be to have all these people around that will be loving and petting her? She's been super lovey the past week, cuddling up with me at any chance and even climbing up on my belly (seriously, this morning I was sitting up in bed and she climbed up and was fully standing on my belly and chest) in order to get some love and attention. Part of it may also be the colder temps, I don't know, but it's pretty darn sweet. =P