Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cookies and Frogs

After a miserable cold and dreary weekend, the sun is out. Still cold, but things seem a little brighter, cheerier and bearable with the sunshine.

I lost three good tenants this weekend. They moved on to another job site. Always makes me sad to see good tenants go. I was happy that I had already had two cookie baking marathons behind me and was able to fill tins with goodies to send along. I also made little salt dough ornaments. I made some with cinnamon and some with cloves. They smell so good. I had ordered special cookie cutters a few yeas ago and forgotten about them until I saw the recipe on Pinterest.

One of the cutters was a frog and we all know I love a frog or two. I decided to make some frog ornaments for my kampers. Painted them and gave them faces and personalities. I think they turned out good, if I do say so myself.

The other special cutter is, of course, a dachshund. I made about two dozen of those, intending to decorate my own tree with them. My tree is so small, it would be overwhelmed with dogs (kind of like my house).

So, this has been "locked" in here for over 24 hours. It saved, but I had to close down and reboot twice. I am no longer happy with my Wi-Fi. It seems to have hiccups.

I abandoned the computer most of yesterday and all day today. Lest you think I was wasting away watching soaps and eating bon bons, I was not. I was in the kitchen all the live-long day. Baking cookies and washing dishes. Maple bacon cookies, a double batch of ginger snaps, raspberry thumbprint cookies, maraschino cherry/chocolate
cookies, and cheesecake truffles. Oh, and some peanut butter chocolate fudge truffles, too.

I also did laundry and cooked dinner and just finished putting the second coat of polyurethane on my new kitchen island top made of reclaimed wood. Insomnia has been visiting lately and I have high hopes that all this activity will make me be able to sleep.

While I was busy in the kitchen, HeWho likes to eat any cookies that do not "look right", dozed in his chair while watching TV. His taste varies wildly. For awhile he was watching a documentary of war time weapons, then I noticed that he had switched to a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Apparently there were quite a few cookies with imperfections that had to be eaten, because HeWho was not very hungry when I served dinner and he has now gone to McDonald's for a burger.

I am tired, but not sleepy, but I declined a burger, instead I will go to bed.


Joanne Noragon said...

Laura has mastered so many of the old standbys, but I forgot thumbprint cookies. Thanks.

Linda O'Connell said...

Your cookies sound divine. Benadryl is my bedtime friend, and the doctor said a lot of people of a certain age take it to sleep. I get the Wal-mart brand. My honey nibbles my reject cookies, too, and they must have something in them makes him nap. Sorry you lost some favorite campers. that has to be hard to say goodbye.

Val said...

At the risk of sounding like a weirdo...I wish I could smell your kitchen!