|Nutcrackers and hazel nuts are in the white bowl.|
Filberts are in the yellow cup -- all 7 of them.
Broken shells litter the floor.
Miranda should want to kill me.
... too tiny to see, but Betty is up front, swinging her
nutcracker tree decoration ...
That is to say, I tried to give them all away, and have been successful with some.
But those that are left? They were all coming inside this year, I thought, at least for a sort and repair.
There were literally boxes of nutcrackers: tall, medium, small, mini-sized, traditional, modern, some from Germany, some from China -- I seemed to have them all. And I began to tuck them in every corner of my house.
Is it better to learn by doing?
Or better to be warned that fingers are about to be pinched?
So we are back to the old fashioned Christmas, the one that involves hand-cracking nuts and pulling the meat out with little picks, if the cracking goes wrong.
Or we use them on the play-dough if we need to make designs. Our original nutcrackers are versatile.
This will be the Christmas that involves bruising little fingers when they get in the way of the nutcrackers being tightened.
Oh the fun of it!