There were a gazillion people there and a few unique vendors. The weather was nice and the hike from our parking space proved how out of shape I am. I bought a couple of cards featuring winter scenes from the park that can easily be used as holiday cards. I am in a Saturnalia card exchange with two people (I volunteered to take on an extra when people who signed up originally backed out). There really isn’t a market out there for these cards and there was one I found on Etsy but it seemed more Celtic than Roman besides this purchase is supporting a local photographer.
My Paternal Grandmother always roasted chestnuts in the oven during the holiday. This is a tradition that did not stick after she was gone. They were roasting chestnuts over an open fire today so the girl got her first taste.
We stopped at a few small businesses to support Small Business Saturday and then we headed home. I made pizzelles and now it smells like Christmas. You can smell the Anise out in the driveway even with the doors and windows closed. I learned last year that I need to have another cookie option available or the boy will eat all of mine. I bake a lot of cookies at Christmas but the pizzelles are the only ones I tend to eat. The girl has already eaten a large stack of them.
That was pretty much my day. Oh…and my day was dizzy free. Last night I put some Melaleuca oil on a cotton ball and placed it on my ear and this morning I had some crazy drainage going on. Drainage I can handle…dizziness not so much. I’m just happy it worked and I was able to get some things done…..Zia