Tuesday, December 25, 2007


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Okay, so I didn't finish my to do list... I think I came close. I had the sugar cookie dough in the fridge and the house was clean.

My sis-in-law, Erin, and I had a half day on Friday, so we started baking cookies around 3:00 and we baked until 9:00. We had some help, but it was mostly Erin, her sister and me. My kitchen isn't huge, but it's big enough for 3 people to work on 3 different cookie recipes at once. We only had two mixers; my kitchenaid and my little hand mixer. Seemed to work okay, but sharing one cookie tray was what really slowed us down.

I felt the most movement on Friday night. It was exciting. Around 8:00 I realized I needed to take a break, so I put myself in a time out and laid down on the couch. All of the sudden, my stomach was like there was an earthquake going on in there. It was crazy! Baby banana was probably just waiting for me to stop moving.

Well, we decided we needed more cookies. Saturday morning I woke up and baked one more ranger cookie batch and a double batch of cranberry cookies (so good!). Erin came over when I had one sheet of the cranberry cookies left and she took over and made some awesome chocolate peanut butter cookies that took way too long. We finished just in time to go to dinner with my cousins and then go to PIR for the Winer Wonderland thingy. We were there forever! The line to get in was insane and I don't believe we'll ever go back.

So much for the rest I wanted.

Sunday morning I spent knitting crazily on the toddler mittens. One pair was going to be gifted that night. I got to the top decreases in the second mitten and noticed I had cast on 2 fewer stitches than the first one.... It's chunky yarn on size 7 needles, so there is definitely a difference. I'm just going to finish it and see if it fits, but by then I was ready to quit. She'll get them later. I spent that night at my aunt's house (on my dad's side).

Monday morning was spent shopping for last minute things like bread, egg nog, fruit tray, and a present I forget to buy. Then it was time to make the peanut butter pie (numm!). Then, we were late for Christmas Eve mass. Not really late. We were 20 minutes early and there were no seats. My mom grabbed some chairs from the basement and we settled into the social room to watch the mass on a big screen tv. Then dinner and dessert. When the nieces and nephew were asleep we helped wrap the Santa gifts. By the time we got home, it was bed time.

Woke up this morning and headed back to my brother's house right away for presents and breakfast. Got home, showered and set out for another aunt's house (mom's side) in Scappoose. The snow was awesome! But totally gone when we got home.

So, four and a half days off work, and no rest. I'm glad this is only a 3 day work week. Maybe I'll rest some this weekend. Probably not, we have tickets to go see Beauty and the Beast Saturday.

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