@ BBracken, Thank you! And I only started at 1a.m. because I had to clear the fridge of milk and hadn't managed to find time during the day AND I was up playing elf making holiday presents AND it's one of the those cheeses that you heat milk, put cultures in and then leave sit for many hours. I hate it when I wait too late in the afternoon to start a make that needs pressing and it keeps me up with the press flipping.
@ Boofer, I sleep every night and usually almost 8 hours, honest. There's just stretches of getting caught up in activities I'm passionate about and going to bed way late. I don't notice I'm tired until I get horizontal, kind of like a 3 year old who says she doesn't need a nap!
And I'm really good at sleeping....I could be on an olympic sleeping team so I don't need anything to help me. I actually work hard to not get to bed before Joseph because if it takes him a minute longer to brush his teeth and get to bed I'm already asleep without having a chance to say good night.
About cheese photo essays, my xmass present from Joseph is a (or a couple of) rustic little slab of wood, hand split and worked, to use as a rustic prop for photographing cheeses with woodland notes such as the shitake Brie. I'm thinking xmass morning will be exciting! Next round of photos may be more artful! Thank you for your kind words, as always. (Your box is going out today, by the way!)
@sofusryge - Thank you. Yes, I like those leaves.....they are a good size, beautiful and they are still being grown on the plant out in the garden despite temps in the 20's F (-6 to -1 C) and ice, snow, freezing rain. Plus they are evergreen and quite resilient. I'll likely try some other leaves in the spring and summer. I've used nettles and will use them again but they are all dead now.