HAPPY DECEMBER! It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS! It's the most wonderful time of the year! Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SNOW! Do you hear what I hear? Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock! Joy to the World! Deck the Halls with boughs of holly! Here Comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! I'll be Home for Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! This Christmas medley was brought to you by one excited Christmas-aholic! ;)
I posted this as my Facebook status in the middle of the night while I couldn't sleep! It made me feel good! It also got a Lady GaGa song out of my head! So much better! Today, several friends have reposted it. Laughing at that. Oh my! I've gone viral!
Today, we gave Zaylee the option of what we should do today and she chose "lunch at Chili's with Aunt Nisey!" Smart child! We stopped at ShopKo for a bit on the way home and Zaylee thought that this American Greetings card was the "ABC's" Cute, huh?
Wishing: This had no calories! Mom shared a childhood memory, yesterday, of her mother, Eliza, making homemade fudge and rolling it up into a log with a layer of peanut butter. A few hours later, Mom brought down her version to share and it tasted divine, but lacked in the "presentation". She'd tried to make a roll but it was too gooey. (She told me today that she'd added some water to thin it??? No one here minded what it looked like at all though. I thought about it last night and came up with an idea. Oh, how I wish I hadn't. (I'm very close to my next weight goal and I think that these alone will keep me from reaching it until January!) AN YWAY! I digress! I played with the recipe today and came up with what I think will be our favorite new recipe of the season. It will have to be pretty hard to beat, if you're a Nutella fan!
Mix until smooth. Chill completely. Roll into balls and roll in chopped pecans. (Note: This recipe requires lots of finger and spoon licking! ) Chill and serve cold. Walk an extra mile for the next three days.
Mom mixed the first three ingredients, the sprinkled powdered sugar on a wax paper covered rectangular dish. She then spread a layer of peanut butter, then a layer of nutella and rolled it into a log.
Dreaming: While at lunch, Denise shared this awesome website . You feed in some information about your child and receive an email link to a video from Santa designed just for your child. The questions were pretty vague...first name, age, what they want for Christmas. Seemed safe and harmless. Zaylee's going to love it! Cute, cute!
Speaking of cute... until ZJ went to Kindergarten, all fall, she wore a little fleecy pumpkin beanie that I found at Old Navy. Then in December, she'd wear a Santa Cap. It was a great way to keep her little head warm and keep the hat on her without a fuss. Not to mention that everywhere we went, someone had to stop her and tell her she was adorable. Zaylee's turn began today! I'm not sure which she loved the most... the hat or her Rudolph Hoodie,complete with "a very shiny (flashing) nose"!
Giving: I received this cute email picture from best friend in Ohio today. She and friends gathered and made over 70 snowmen last night. CUTE! Gracie received one of these last year, made from a Symphony Bar instead of a block of wood! The only thing I've yet to find that's better than eating a Symphony Bar is making a cute snowman out of him first! Wood...Chocolate... either way, they are delightful! Thanks for sharing, Susan!
Wishing: A little thought that crossed my insomniac brain last night. I realize that money is tight for many these days. BUT. I was thinking about Kim, a local mechanic, who is honest and trustworthy and about my friends at Chili's, and my favorite cashiers at certain stores. It's the thought that counts, so I'm going to bake a batch of brownies, wrap them up really pretty and deliver them over the next few weeks to those people who I call friends, who make life's every day tasks a little more pleasant! Who do you know that deserves at least a little "I appreciate you!" gift during the holidays.
DREAMING!!! Liza will be home in 11 days or 272 hours!
It's not the gift, but the thought that counts!