"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

22 December 2009

Time to take a breath!

This is the scene we woke up to this morning. Too bad there wasn't more. The girls and I decided to enjoy watching it fall while snuggling in a warm bed. So we throw open the curtains and blinds and just watched in quiet for quite some time. We are hoping that there will be some left to look at for Christmas with the temps getting a wee bit over freezing here this afternoon. We are keeping our fingers crossed. It was very peaceful just watching out the window seeing all the little flakes dance through the air as they were making their way down to where they would land. Brenna wondered what it would feel like floating down like that. Peaceful is what she came up with.
Of course we couldn't stay in bed all day. Way too many things to get done. Baking, cleaning, etc. So off we went to start the day.

Brendon's hat was finished. I went with the eyes from the 80's version of the ninja turtles. The recent ones are to mean looking. Quite please with how it all turned out. No pattern here, all from my own little head.

Now I'm working on a cowl that won't mess your hair up when you want a little more protection than just for your neck. You can find the link here for free. Very easy to do and quick! I'm nearly done with it. I might have to make a few of them in different colors.
The cookie baking is finally done. The plans were to have that all done this past weekend, but no. So with Glenn back to work, the girls and I got to work so that cookies would not be haunting us in our dreams. Trust me when I say that some of the Brenna's decorated ones would be a diabetics worst nightmare. Sugar sprinkles heaped up everywhere! At least the girls had fun. The idea was to have the girls decorate the cookies on a big plate with edges so sprinkles wouldn't be all over the floor. That worked some what. I'm just glad that the plates were there to catch what they did. :)
And the final cookies were the raspberry stars. My favorite! Not sure how long these will be around.
Now remember I totally lost my mind and agreed to 8 different kinds of cookies this year (one is more like a candy). Yes, something was definitely wrong with me. But in the end it all worked out well. There are cookie tins sitting around everywhere filled with yummy treats. Here is the list the girls came up with:

Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Pecan Sandies
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Raspberry Stars
Christmas Strawberries

So now I can take a break and sit back and relax. All the shopping is done for presents and food. Thank goodness. While Glenn was home this Sunday he kept coming up with more ideas for presents and it was making my head spin. I just told him "you want, you go get it". I wasn't going out to the stores anymore. He never left the house. So his shopping must be done also. Too crazy out at the stores. All that is left to do is fill a few cookie tins for some friends and take them over to their houses.

So now I will go figure out what is for dinner and then kick back with my knitting while some Christmas movies are being watched by the girls. It's wonderful when you can feel everything settling down before Christmas gets here. Love that. I can honestly say that it's been a very pleasant time around this house with taking things as they come and not wigging out about every little detail. And I'm sure Glenn and the girls have loved it also. :)


  1. I wish you a wonderful christmas!

    Anna x

  2. Any chance of getting the recipe for the raspberry stars? Nommy!!