December 28, 2011

A few moments to share...

Nutmeg Logs are the go to cookie in my family.
Some people hoard them and hide them.  
You know who you are.
Who's that pointing a finger at me?

As you can see, I'm a girl who likes her sweets.

I saw this cookie recipe on Eat Cake For Dinner.  Jenn made them with pink frosting- I made white frosting because I wanted to add some orange zest.  These cookies are big and old timey bakery style.  

I did a lot of cooking.

Sophie did a lot of watching.  Very careful watching.

 I had to have a peppermint lemonade while I was making soup today.  This will get you in big trouble with your dentist.  Hey, it's Vit C.  It's nutrition.

The caramel pecan sauce is everywhere, but not for long.
I eat it with a spoon.  It's perfection all on it's own.

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas...
Have another cookie and call it a night.

I've got a sugar coma to sleep off.
Sweet dreams, my friends!

December 18, 2011


I've been all over the place the last month.

Trying to do a few things to decorate without pulling down all the boxes.
I took one of my old bread boards and put a favorite Christmas song on it.
With a little help from AS Chateau Gray.  It's green if you ask me.  ;  )
More pics tomorrow.

Traveling for unhappy reasons.

But, I never tire of seeing the Capital in Austin.  
Lots of happy memories there.

Magoo had knee surgery this week, but is doing great.
Henry has invaded Sophie's territory.
She's not having any of it.

I've had an outbreak of shingles since before Thanksgiving.  Everything hurt.  Soft, warm comfort food.  Please.

Yeah, aren't we a pair?


A few things are up, but my usual decorating is just not going to happen this year.
And nothing will happen, right?

The boys are home and safe after a very scary week involving highway debris, ruptured gas tanks and ruined engines.
Two sons, two different towns.  Their cars in bad shape.
Our thanks to Mr. Tow Truck driver for delivering our son to a rental car facility when he was so far away from home. Thank you to the nice lady who broke the rules to get him into a car so that he could drive back home.   He didn't have his meds with him.  Missing his meds is catastrophic.  His 3 hour drive to take a friend home ended up to be a 12 hour nightmare.

Our youngest son is mourning the engine destruction of his beloved Mustang. 
Our thanks to another Mr. Tow Truck Driver for getting him off the road.
Thank you to his friends who helped him out and especially to Matt for bringing him home.
You're a good boy, Matty.

Tomorrow begins a new week!

Our boys are safe and sound ~ until those holiday parties start, anyway.
And I mean next door!  ; )

We are good.

 Sophie is the only one with any sense around here.  I'm headed to bed, too.

Shit-ty week.  Very shitty.

But, tomorrow...I'm making cookies, dammit.
I think they'll taste especially good.

December 5, 2011

Winners of the Christmas Aprons are...

Diana @ Nana Diana  and  Rebecca @ Walnut & Vine.  
Congrats to both of you!

Rebecca has requested the red apron and Diana liked them both.
What to do?

Diana, I'll email you and see if you want the blue or I can whip up a red one for you tomorrow.
I'll be happy to embroider initials or names on them, too.

Thanks to everyone who entered and took a moment to comment in this busy, busy time of the year!

Now...I need 4 days of sleep and I'll be good as new.  
Hello, my good friend Advil PM and a hot cup of Sleepytime.
My butler is preparing my tray.
I'm outta here.  ; )