Monday, December 22, 2014

Cookies and Christmas gathering #1

It was a whirlwind weekend.

Lots of baking.

Delivering cookies.

The Christmas concert was good and we looked at some Christmas lights when we were done.

Baked more cookies.

Ate cookies.

Then it was Christmas with a branch of the family tree.  We had a nice time even if there was an extra guest that was a little grating.  She's a nice enough girl but as our Christmases with older grandparents become less taken for granted, I'm selfish with the time I'd like to spend as a family with them.  This person is in town for 3 weeks, why do they need to hone in on the one time per year we see this grandma?  This is my haul from her.

I was so glad to get this second set of silverware.  Dante's Peak is one of those movies that I like but don't know why.  Any time it's on, I have to watch it.  Newhart makes me look like I'm 80 years old and should be drinking prune juice cocktails.  I guess I really should've followed my instinct and taken it off my list prior to her shopping because you ever look at something and go...'yeah, that's never getting opened.'  I think I have 8 DVD's in the same boat down in the basement.  Oops!  I may force myself to watch it though because well...this is Larry, this is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl.

There was apparently some drama prior that I was filled in on but I just roll my eyes and thank God that my contact with them is limited.  I pray for them, I wish them well but I refuse to play the game.  I was given fair warning Christmas Day could be "tense."


As the Mr quoted....'another Christmas in the trenches.'

Maybe we'll just hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh and have him drop us off anywhere but here?  Drop us in Chicago or on the top of Mount Washington please, St. Nick!

But even with all of other people's attempts to poop on the holiday, I am taking in the next few days as they are my favorite of the year.

How was your weekend?

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  1. Ate too many cookies. So much for maintaining my weight this Christmas but you step up your cookie game every year and I have to keep up. They are just too good! Well, that and those wonderful brownie bites, the nutella fudge, etc. Gonna have my work cut out for me in January!

  2. Little boy woke up coughing on Saturday morning, so pretty much all day was lost to trying to make him feel better. It didn't really work, but fortunately one of the doctors in town has started "convenience care" hours on weekends (basically they're open for walk ins only all weekend) so we got him to the doctor and didn't have to wait for today to get him on meds. He and I only got a few hours of sleep on the couch overnight, but he was much better yesterday so I baked cookies. I think I was sleepy though because some of them came out weird. Oh, well - they still taste good.

  3. I did too much baking. It's all sitting in my dining room in containers awaiting Christmas Eve & Christmas Day celebrations, than it all has to go home with the kids. Too much temptation! But I've been perusing Pinterest all year, and had to try a few new recipes!!! Looking forward to keeping three of my grandkids all day on Christmas Eve before their parents come over for soup and goodies, so I need to get all ready for everything today and tomorrow, since when the grandkids are over, I don't get much done other than tending to them. But that's okay cause I adore 'em! Merry Christmas Anele!!!

  4. Have a very Merry Christmas, my friend!!! I have thought of you often throughout my holiday season and wish you and the Mr. the best of holidays!!!! Much love to you both from sunny Southern California!


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