Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Time

Isn't that scene just gorgeous? This is how I like snow these days, looking out a window, with the sun shining bright, and I don't have to go out into it. Well luckily we don't have any snow here right now, other than a dusting from a week ago. (What's the snow situation with you CK?) M is disappointed that she won't have a white Christmas, I'm just thankful I don't have to try and walk on or drive on any ice. I know it's a sign of getting older when snow no longer brings me the joy it once did because I now have to worry about slipping on ice and breaking something. I fall at least a couple of times each winter, usually off the edge of our back stairs. It doesn't feel good and it takes a long time for the bruises to heal. I know it's only a matter of time before I break something, so I'm ever more careful in winter, I probably salt the deck and steps more than necessary out of extreme caution.

Another thing I do in winter is bake. Oh sure, I'll bake the occasional pan of cookies throughout the year, but winter baking is different. It's an all day event, there are breads and cookies and decorating, and wrapping, and arranging baskets of goodies for the various individuals. I spent all day yesterday baking for the first batch of people and when I get done here, I'll start on the second group of people I'm baking for. I bake for people at work, the courthouse, the neighbors, friends, etc. I tried out a new pan this year. It has shapes of snowmen, Santa heads, and Christmas trees. The pan works really well, the cookies taste great, but the decorating leaves much to be desired. I did okay with painting the Christmas trees, but my snowmen look more like ghosts, and Santa's rosy cheeks look more like he got in a bloody brawl with one of the reindeer. I told M I was getting in touch with my inner-child when I decorated. Apparently my inner child is no better artist than I am. So my next plan is to ditch the frosted cookies and go back to lump cookies, like "no-bake" cookies. Well, I'd better get back to baking. The cleaning and shopping are done, the kids will be home tomorrow, and I can look for that elusive Norman Rockwell shot on Christmas day. Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

CyberKitten said...

v v asked: What's the snow situation with you CK?

It hasn't snowed here since Saturday but what did fall then is pretty much still here. I heard from my sister today that it's pretty bad where they are and things are at a standstill off the main roads - so its lucky in a lot of ways that I didn't go 'home' for the holidays. Expected temperatures there on Christmas day is between -3 & -12 degrees C, here its expected to be -9 degrees C over night. Chilly!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Yow, that's cold. Stay in and stay warm!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, I think they are WONDERFUL!!! And just as dear as they could be. PLEASE, keep Baking!

I wanted you to know I was not able to do a Calendar this year---Health Issues got in the way, I'm sorry to say...And I also wanted to wish you a Very Very Merry Chriatmas! I hope you and M and your dear family have a Blessed Christmas, my dear. Keep Baking! These Cookies are truly sweet!

tweetey30 said...

Merry x-mas to you and yours.. And also if you want good use of this pan.. just make the cookies you want and use express mail.. the girls will eat almost anything sweet except cookies with nuts in them... so use that new pan you bought...

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Naomi, this picture wasn't actually of my cookies, it was just a picture I pulled off Google. I had already packaged up all the cookies and ate the rest before I thought to take pix. Sorry. I hope your health is much improved now. I hate to think of you feeling poorly. Have a wonderful holiday!

Tweets, sorry, the cookies have all left the house. I'll try to do better next year. Hope you all have a great Christmas!

tshsmom said...

Hope your Christmas was blessed!!

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