what do i do when i have a full list of to-do’s?
make cookies, of course!
well, first i dropped the kids off at school, then ran to ups, usps, the craft store, and i dropped off my sewing machine to be serviced.
and by the time i did all that, i got a call from the school saying lily wasn’t well.
to school i went to scoop up my girl. poor thing had a raging headache and fell right asleep when she got home.
so while she slept i baked. i knew she was really not feeling well when she didn’t even come out to help me.
our family has been on a baking kick lately. sean and lily have been baking bread a couple days a week – he bought her a dutch oven for christmas.
and i made a couple coffee cakes last night – we polished one off this morning, and i’m thinking of stealing a slice for dessert tonight…
this recipe is my maternal grandma’s. i have another great one from my paternal grandma – i’m thinking i need to make her’s soon, just to compare, you know? ;)
we have a small but growing pile of christmas decorates we forgot to pack away. it will most likely stay in our house for a month. i’m a piler and i have a really hard time getting through random piles.
delivery day! more scarf fabric arrived today and even more should be here tomorrow. and fabric for this scarf is on order now, too.
once i put away the nativity scene, i had to fill the empty. this works for now, but i’m sure i’ll start tinkering with it soon.
every year i feel kinda guilty putting away the nativity scene, like i’m putting away jesus. anyone else feel that way… or am i just crazy? if i wasn’t afraid of it breaking, i think it would be cool to keep it out all year.
after i picked up the other 2 kids at school, we came home for a few, then off to gym (gymnastics). since the kids don’t start at the same time, i bring some of our homeschool work with so we can get a jump on the next day.
in an attempt to add some sparkles to my mantle, as a new year kinda thing, i pulled out all the silver items i had and the milk glass.
this picture looks far prettier than it is in person. in real life, it looks more like a really good garage sale! too much clutter.
a few times a year, i make a huge batch of chili. i mean HUGE. tons of veggies and beans and meat and good stuff. anyhoo, i put it all in gallon freezer bags and have a meal in each bag. since we don’t get home until late, the bag of frozen chili is a welcome meal – just pop it in a sink of warm water, then reheat it over the stove. and we made some honey butter to spread on our fresh bread. super yummy.
we’re trying to cram in some extra school work because i’m heading out of town on thursday, so we’ll be missing on 2 homeschool days. we spent after dinner on math and history and lit. while i read to si, sean read the girls one of their history books. it made me thankful to have a husband that is willing to team up with me on my crazy ideas.
now that the kids are all snug in their beds, i’ve already written 2 posts, painted a background on 2 canvases, started a load of laundry and eaten one cookie.
oh, and watched an episode of numbers on hulu – its so good!
and watch out other cookies… i am coming after you!