Holidays

Sat
12
Nov
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The first snow of the year

The first snow has arrived and it’s way to early. They say it’s going to be a harsh winter here this year and when I look outside my window; I can imagine it. We have over two inches of snow and it’s still snowing. 

Our  cat doesn’t like this, not for a bit. He has been with us now for almost six years, he comes from a shelter and we don’t know how old he was when we got him. They believe he was around two years old and he spent at least one snowy winter outside before he got here. 

In his mind the world outside is always 80F and sunny and he becomes so disappointed when the harsh reality hits him in the doorway. He doesn’t even turn around, he goes into reverse and backs into the house. Half an hour later he is back at the door, looking optimistic; maybe its summer now. 

 

Fri
10
Oct
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I'm baking and decorating

Today I spent the entire day baking Christmas cookies, one of my favorite things to do. It’s for the Christmas Magic cookbook.

Even if it’s recipes I used for many years, I wanted to make them one extra time, just to be sure that they work as they should. Then of course my husband needs to take pictures of them, there is nothing as dull as a cookbook without pictures. 

It’s so relaxing to just sit down at the kitchen table, bring out all the different sprinkles, chocolate and other cookie decorations and just go to town and decorate, decorate and decorate.

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