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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Begins

The kids made our traditional Rolo cookies and my grandmothers short breads on Sunday. You have no idea how thrilling is not to have to deal with that kind of baking anymore....it's nice to pass the baton I tell ya! ( Note the little Sara Palinism) Bryan obliged when asked to knead the short breads for the required twenty minutes. We watched a bunch of Christmas movies together while the cookies baked. It was pretty special.

For a good many years I made the big dinners and
baked like mom did. Thankfully it's been over ten years since I had to make Christmas or New Years dinner. Do I miss it you ask? Not one bit... I used to run my self ragged trying to make everyone happy. I remember many all nighters baking, wrapping, sewing and painting....just to make the perfect Christmas.In the words of Susan Powder...(remember that mouthy ball of feistiness?) ...Stop the insanity! I certainly did stop that insanity, by force of course...but now it's a blessing.

I much prefer the laid back holidays now.
Friday we went to see "Four Christmases" in the theater. It was a cute feel good movie, probably closer to reality than all the perfection I used to strive for!

My daughter has impeccable intuition, it's difficult to surprise her! Sunday Bryan picked up 27 scratch and win tickets for our advent calender. One extra was for Sunday because we knew she'd be tempted not to wait once she saw the Calender full. Sunday she won another free set for life ticket. Replaced it on Monday and won six dollars. Surprisingly she only opened one yesterday. Another two dollars. She plans on packing the money away! Let's hope there's a big winner for her, she deserves it!

It was thrilling to be able to awe her with something she loves.An idea I got from Gary at Potters blog! She's the gambler who beamed when she discovered the full calender! It hasn't had anything in it for at least five years. It wouldn't have the same affect on Bryan and I. Unless of course we hit the jackpot! Then we'd all be set.


artlover said...

lots and lots of cookies! yum, yum and yum! am outta here, am drooling.

Lucy said...

"I tell ya" You are a regular Cookie maverick! Yummmy looking cookies!! Love the idea of the advent calendar jackpot!
I don't think I could do one a day!!
Pepper does deserve to winbig! Hoping there is a huge jack pot in one of those cute pockets! I love when u post posts like this one! And YES to stopping the insanity!! xo

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

We do Thanksgiving and Christmas here. I so love it, and want to do it for as long as I possibly can.

I'm hungry for some of your cookies too. They look so yummy.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

CattyCat said...

I'm gaining weight just looking at all those cookies.

I dropped by actually to let you know I put you on the side bar of my blog so I can come visit easier now. Maybe you will do the same.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Looks like the Keebler elves are at your house making cookies. and boy do they look good.

forgetfulone said...

I made Rolo cookies last year, and everyone loved them!

gel said...

Enjoyed reading about you baking w/your kids. Thx for input about movie. Been wondering about that one. Oh, I adore quotes and as another artist, that is a cool feature in your sidebar!

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