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Category: Holidays | Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:52 pm

Time is flying and it seems that I'm at a standstill. The problem is there is too many things to do and I am not good at making decisions. It seems that many I am not good at making choices either. I only have the llittle bear tree up. The big tree is still in the shed. You can't put presents under the little bear tree. But, I don't have any presents to put under the tree. DR has one. I don't know what is in it though. He wouldn't tell me. The only thing I have is the gift cards going to Wisconsin. I have to get Grandma's boxes in the mail soon. They are going to New York. She says she doesn't have much room for things so I'm a little stumped for what to send. I have goodies and I want to send her some cookies. (Not made yet). I did send her some little snowflakes that I thought she could pin to her curtains. I am sending her a snowflake pin soon. She likes to wear pins on her blouses or tops. I don't know how many survived her move to the nursing home. Since they are small that seemed a good choice. I am looking for a suitable lap robe and I may just have to wait until after Christmas and make something.
We have the Santa and reindeer up, finally. DR bought it at a yard sale and it turned out too big for our little front yard. So, where to put it. It is now hanging from the front of our house. It looks nice when it's lighted up. Not that we see much of it since we work when it is lighted up. But, there are three evenings when we are home to see it. I guess we put it there for others to see so that's good. Our neighbor says it looks great. He has so many lights up that you can't see his house. He says he's going to steal my garland and bows but I don't know where he would put them. Sometimes simple is better.
I was going to put a little tree that is an extra one in the front yard where the pond tub is covered over for the winter. But, we don't really need another Christmas tree. I'm thinking I may wait until after Christmas and put it out with fruit and vegetables and peanut butter pine cones. The birds would get to enjoy it. The bushes and trees in Frank's(not our gnome) yard is full of birds. He feeds them all year long. He doesn't have a heated bird bath for water so every evening when the birds go to bed he empties the birdbath and everymorning he puts new water out. He gets up with the birds so they don't have to wait for the water that is not frozen or too cold.
I brought another cookie book home from the library last night. I already had a list made and yesterday I made zucchini coconut bars which were not on the list because I brought a cookie book home from the library. But, dr liked the zucchini bars. I had a lot of the grated zucchini in the freezer. I made the fruit and nut cookies. I made a raisin cake, very spicy. It calls for a glaze but I only sprinkled a cinnamon sugar mix over it. Much better, not TOO sweet. Last night on the way to work we stopped at the grocery store. I bought cream cheese, eggs and sour cream. I have lots of cookie making stuff. I hope the neighbors like the cookies. But, I have not had any complaints yet. This year they may not get too many if I don't decide what I'm going to do today. And, as if there weren't enough things to do, I have four books home that need to be read as soon as possible since they are new books and Dan lets me read them first. One is on diabetes. It's a good book to read at this time of year as it reminds me to watch my diet.
There is a Christmas breakfast at work on the 22nd. It's my day off so I guess I will go and then finish my shopping (or start my shopping) after. I am going to make Kringle. Now, I've never made a Kringle but it doesn't look too hard. It's a Danish that is very popular in Wisconsin. We always bought them. Racine, Wisconsin is the Kringle capital in the United States. Danish immigrants started bakeries there in the 1800's. I could just order one, but I just have to give it a try. So this weekend dr and I will sample it to see how it goes. I ask Andy to find me a recipe. He says since they are always so easy to find in Wisconsin he hasn't tried to make one. I forgot to ask him how his Cranberry Salsa turned out.
So, I put chicken in the slow cooker with tomato sauce and Italian spices. I think we will have spaghetti for dinner tonight. But, it's noon and I have yet to get anything done so I'd better hop to it. Dooley


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jubabe296 wrote on Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:04 pm:


Wow Dooley!! You are always a busy lady!!
I've never heard of cranberry salsa, But I bet it is delicious!! My Mama always wore little pins on her sweaters. I always liked to guess which one she would have on! Christmas was her favorite time of the year, she would decorate her house and she enjoyed every minute of it and when it was time to take it all down she was sad.
Your Frank sounds like a great person, I'm sure all the little birds appreciate all his hard work he does for them!!
Your chicken sounds delicious!! I'm hungry!!LOL!!




 

glendann wrote on Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:40 pm:


Like I've said before you are always busy.I haven't
got anything done this morning either but I'm headed out to the candle house now to see what I can get done.I'm off today and then work three in a row.To much to do so little time left before Christmas.
I don't coach the birds in because of Kevin's cats. That wouldn't be fair to the birds.




 

zuzu's petals wrote on Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:11 pm:


Mmmmm, all the talk of cookies and raisin cake and spaghetti has me salivating.
I've nerver had Kringle, I'll bet it's delicious, too!




 

reggaefan wrote on Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:14 pm:


Sounds like a good time




 

Gardenstew wrote on Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:39 pm:


Will a certain Santa pic be arriving soon Dooley? We're waiting for the appearance of the big man :)




 

cajunbelle wrote on Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:51 am:


The zucchini coconut bars sound really good. Please share the recipe Dooley, I think I would like to try them.





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