The reason I haven't got my holiday bake on yet is because I am still deep in the gingerbread stuff. We had our first practice with all the scenery on Sunday. Getting it there and back was no fun. That's a lot of scenery.
I had a bit of a disaster that morning when Hoover decided to take a pee pee on one of the costumes as it was waiting its turn to get packed. Lucky for me it was the kind of material that could stand a quick wash and dry. Damn cat.
There were also a few glitches in the construction of the houses that made it take a long time to set up at the rink so I had to come home and rethink the frosting snow. I hated to do it but there was no choice but to sew it all down. That's 18 feet plus the roof. What a job.
It took me one movie per house and a half a loaf of my "healthy" fruitcake so it really wasn't such a terrible chore. Let me tell you about that fruitcake. One word. Yummo. Major yummo. The golden syrup and the rum/brandy mix makes a perfect glaze. It's not as sticky and sweet as the corn syrup, jelly and booze mix that I usually use. It's going to be hard to not eat this all gone before Christmas. Real hard.