Christmas morning was late in the Flyakate family household, which worked out just fine. We also took the time to watch everyone else open up a present so that it stretched out the actual present-opening time quite nicely. I am greatly excited because not only did I get a lovely new messenger bag (that I had
picked out from Macy's
known about) and Bones
season 2, but a hilarious spatula shaped like a gingerbread man, a "Cookie Field Guild" and "Muffin Bible" from Older Sister, one of those awesome plunger measuring cups
(though not this one) and a pastry board from Younger Sister, an "Interactive Sherlock Holmes mystery" from Older Brother and...
A KITCHEN AID MIXER!!! See how pretty
I already have made cookies using it (or rather, using Mom's, so mine can stay in its box for the trek back North when I go) and made delicious
gingerbread cookies ALL BY MYSELF (though Younger Sister was instrumental in optimizing the cookie cutter spacing and insuring that I had a system for chilling the dough the longest (she likes to organize things, what can I say?)
And Pete the cat got catnip and was hilarious.
But I also got yuletide
stories! Not one. Not even two. THREE WHOLE STORIES, which I will tell you about:
(Lie to Me
, Gillian/Cal, PG-13) is a lovely look at the true affection that the two of them have for each other and how they lean on each other after a hard case.
(Lie to Me
, Loker/Torres, PG-13) is a companion story (eee!) where Loker and Torres have a very in-character discussion about why they do what they do with some UST (which might become resolved, hard to say). Very cute and I loved it too!
Also (because the world and Yuletide writers love me):
* can't steal happiness
(Mary Russell - LR King
, Holmes and Rusell, G) which explains how Mary learns how to pick pockets and hold her own in a discussion with Holmes. The author seemed worried that it didn't fit the timeline, but I have no problem believing that Holmes would let Russell help on a case, even early in their relationship. Lovely and sounds like a lost bit of the novels.
Also, my recipient liked their story! Woo!
So, anyone want a muffin recipe? Or short drabble of your choice in the fandoms I know? (Relatedly, apparently sga_santa
is having drabble madness
until January 1st, open to all! Perhaps Elementary!verse boys will have to make an appearance...) I am open to suggestions!
:o) Happy holidays!