Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Just a quick post so I can say I haven't been ignoring my blog to badly over the holiday season!

I am exhausted at this moment from going through all my baking supplies so I can complete my list for things still left to buy! Of course the list keeps growing as everyone keeps adding treats to my baking week! The additions include: eggnog cookies, pecan balls, Rum cake, German Chocolate cake and peanut butter blossoms! Yikes! I may as well pitch a tent in the kitchen for that week!

I hope everyone is getting in the holiday spirit!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I spent yesterday going over my holiday baking list and deciding which week would be set aside for my cooking fest. I decided to start on December 11 and will make one or two items each day through December 15.

Day 1 - Cheese Cookies (Ryan's favorite)
Day 2 - Rum Balls and Bourbon Balls
Day 2 - Fudge
Day 3 - start the dough for my Cream Cheese Bread (Harold's favorite)
Day 3 - Chocolate dipped shortbread cookies
Day 4 - Finish up the Cream Cheese Bread
Day 5 - Cream Cheese Cake mini bites
and on Christmas Eve - Monkey Bread (Michael's favorite)

of course, I love it all! I skipped all the extra baking last holiday season so I am really looking forward to it this year. Thanksgiving will be different this year. Harold has to work (for the first time since we've been married), Michael will be out of town and Ryan has made other plans also. I have decided to save my big turkey for Christmas. Of course I will bake a small turkey so they can still get their left over turkey sandwich fixes!

Once again I'm getting the itch to do 12x12 layouts. It happens every so often but in the end I am always happier with my 8.5x11's. I have a large bed scanner so the stitching wouldn't be a problem but I am just not happy with the color on this scanner. It looks washed out. My regular bed scanner gives me the color I want.
So I will make my arguements for 8.5x11 once again!

a. I still have lots and lots of 8.5x11 page protectors.
b. I still have some unused 8.5x11 albums
c. I am used to size format.
d. the albums fit perfectly on my bookshelf.

Enough said! And I can always roam the online galleries at all the wonderful work in this size!


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Finding the Good in the Bad

Yesterday brought sad news. One of my favorite scrapbooking websites/communities will shutting it's doors. I have been here for over 2 years and met many wonderful ladies that I am proud to call my friends. Today I will try to focus on the good things instead of dwelling over something that makes me so sad.

1. The test results (mentioned in my previous post) came back and all is well.

2. I am still working on my Gratitude Journal. I just haven't found the time to scan the images to upload.

3. I have bought our Thanksgiving turkey and have planned out the menu. I've also been stocking up for Christmas baking that will begin shortly after Turkey Day!

4. Ryan asked me to take some pictures of him last night. Maybe I can convince him to let me take some more and get him to smile next time!

5. DH and I are hoping to take another day trip soon.