Friday, December 23, 2011
Finally saw another flaming sunrise yesterday...
I was up and down a lot--interrupting Karma's perpetual naptime. She fell asleep sitting up and I took a picture...forgetting to take off the flash.
She was like--hey, what the heck are you doing now?
She decided to shift away from me...
...and turn her back. The ears say it all. ;)
But then when the dinger went off and I got up again...she can't not look to see what I'm up to.
Baking Christmas cookies for the first time in probably a decade.
This was a cookie I think we had every year when I was growing up. Plain as can be and sparkled with sugar coating. Always had spritz cookies, too--and I at least made them both every year when Dagan was little, too. We'd make an assembly line (big surprise, eh?)--I'd roll the dough into balls and Dagan would roll the balls in the sugar and place them on the baking sheet. Oh, and he also loved cutting out sugar cookies and decorating them with frostings and sprinkles when he was a little boy. Well, going to bring some over for our Christmas dinner next Wednesday. Been a long time since Mom made Dagan butterballs--LOL! I haven't lost the knack, I guess. They're yummy! And I didn't burn a one!
They say there are no coincidences...my mom told me she was making them for the first time in about ten years, too! Funny!
The day progressed...the sun peeked out from behind the clouds.
Still dry and brown here. I believe that is the Gallant below my window...the white car with the sunroof. I am totally lacking the car recognition gene. All the years I had cars before I moved up here--well, in each one I actually hung a small brightly colored stuffed parrot from my rear view mirror (named Ralph after a children's book of Dagan's) to help me find my car. God's truth. Ask anybody who's ever ridden with me. Poor Ralph was faded, tinged with brown from all the years I smoked (quit Dec 6, 1989), and had lost one eye--but he was a faithful companion with me on the road (along with my pewter guardian angel clip on my visor which is in the dead PitaPaseo in the garage right this moment). When I no longer had a car anymore Dagan begged me to finally throw Ralph out. I missed Ralph's one-eyed sway when Dagan let me borrow his old Paseo. Anyways, I think that's the Gallant down there with the sunroof. ;)
Okay...I saw this in an email and it made me think that, since I actually have a couple presents to open tomorrow night, maybe I could have at least put up a tree.
(That's a combination of snicker and giggle.)
And here's a silly, sniggly video for you.
I hope you are all ready for Christmas. Those of you who will be on the road or in the air...travel safely. Hug your people. Tell them you love them. Smile! Sing!
You can probably tell by my silliness that I am filled with joy and holiday spirit!!
I LOVE Christmas!!
May yours be blessed and filled with much love and new memories to treasure! :):)
"Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around."