Friday, December 23, 2011

One More Baking Day 'Til Christmas

Like most folks, we’ve had a busy day today.  We started off our day at Wal-mart getting prescriptions refilled, groceries bought, and selecting the last few items on the gift list.  We thought going early would be less crowded, but not so.  We were there so long, the mad rush of the early morning was gone by the time we were ready to check out.  Probably would have been better to have waited until mid-morning.

After a quick lunch, it was hair cutting time.  Gene was way overdue for a trimming.  He gets to the way overdue stage because hair cutting is not my favorite thing to do and I can find all kinds of excuses to put it off.  No putting off today; Christmas is just around the corner.
Chocolate Peppermint cookies, almond bark, and
chocolate covered peanut clusters

Then it was on to the cookie baking.  For years, my mother and I have had a cookie baking day.  Last year I realized those days would have to slip into the category of great Christmas memories.  It’s just too much effort and exhausts her too much now.  Neither can she follow a recipe too well anymore.  Tomorrow, she and I will make a couple of sweet treats together, but it will be nothing like those huge holiday baking extravaganzas we used to do.

Later this afternoon, we went over to see Jack, Ansley, and Kayley.  It was good to see them.  Kayley is all excited about getting presents and she was anxious to show us the things she got at daycare.  She’s not quite old enough to understand the whole Christmas thing yet and doesn’t get that the presents, the Christmas tree, and Santa are all connected.

We want to welcome our newest followers, Michael and Dee at Gone RVing!  They, like us, full-time in a Class C.  We’re glad to have Michael and Dee tagging along.

Now, it’s time to make those bon bons.  Oh, by the way, the holly jollies are back and we hope you have a holly jolly Christmas Eve.  Thanks for tagging along.


  1. Enjoy that baking day with your mom...keep those memories coming. It's amazing what we put our digestive system through during these holidays!
    Hoping you and Gene have a very very Merry Christmas!

  2. nice work on the baking!!!..and have a very Merry Christmas!!!