Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The birds were going crazy for the dog's food. We didn't have any birdseed so we just scattered it out on the patio. We saw birds that we had never seen before. The big ones would just grab and go but the little one pecked the food into smaller bites and ate it right there.
Monday, December 22, 2008
I have this great recipe for sugar cookies that you don't have to refrigerate. Makes the process much easier and more enjoyable too.
We called these cookies Moth Balls but my kids have never seen a moth ball so they didn't know what I was talking about. These are my favorite cookies at Christmas. They are also know as Russian Tea Cakes.Peanut Blossoms are always yummy! I decide to make them in my flexible pan and insert the chocolate kiss upside down. You can use peanut butter cups too I suppose but I only had chocolate kisses. I am wondering why I made all my favorites when I am trying to loose weight. YIKES!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Now that I am looking at it I am thinking it really does represent the chaos that has been going on around here which is really funny since I'm talking about simplicity. Isn't that like life. Inner peace in the midst of chaos. I did work on another page from a couple of days ago and finished it up. It is much more calm and you will probably like it better.
Here is another one. I guess I have gotten more done than I thought.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Isn't it beautiful and they are saying 6-10 more inches.
I went out yesterday and finished up my shopping so
Let it snow!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
They were saying it was going to snow but you never want to get your hopes up because they could get dashed in the morning with no snow but it was true. Big huge flakes are falling and it is beautiful outside. I love days when I can sit by the window and watch it fall and ever so gently and blanket my little world. Our property is surrounded by fir trees and it is such a winter wonderland right now. The kids are home from school today and we are making hot chocolate and watching movies. I always feel the desire to bake on days like today. I was thinking of making sugar cookies but that is really risky because they are one of my favorites. Maybe I will make something different. I think I will put the ham in the rotisserie to fill the house with yummy smells and maybe make some potato soup to go with the homemade rolls. MMM!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Today is normally laundry day but I ran out of detergent and the weather was bad enough that I didn't want to go out so I went to my art room which I have renamed "My Happy Place". I didn't like the way the background was going on this canvas and as I was getting ready to go to a massage appointment I got an idea. Then my massage therapist called and was stuck at home because of the weather. Hallelujah! I went right out to my happy place and started on my new idea. Here is a picture of what it became. The canvas is 8 X 8 and these two little girls are so cute. The little one has her hand on her head like OH NO! The verse right below her says, "Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." A verse near and dear to my own heart. Oh, happiness is flowing right now.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
My kids have been so supportive of my painting. Today my oldest son said this painting was Bad, in a good way. He said he thought it would look good as wallpaper. I can't see it but it was so funny to get his perspective. He wants me to sell my paintings and make thousands of dollars to put him through collage. I had to break it to him that it probably wasn't going to go that way. If only :)