Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lest anyone think I am dead...

I have not abandoned my poor lonely blog. I have at least 10 entries that I just need to finish up and post. Why is it so hard to do that sometimes?

In the meantime... some random thoughts...

Today I'm trying my second batch of homemade noodles... like grandma used to make. Only, hers were delicious. Mine are, well, iffy. They are kind of more like dumplings at the moment. But, I bought more flour and chicken broth and I'm ready to try again! I am so fortunate to have a family that is willing to try anything. :) One of my favorite memories is coming home from college to see family and then grandma sending me back with her special homemade noodles, so I wanted to see if I could replicate them. Fingers crossed!

Tomorrow I start baking Christmas cookies. I LOVE this time of year! I think I appreciate it all the more for having worked in retail so long and not having the time for so many years. I absolutely revel in the spirit of the season. Cookies, anyone? I ship! ;)

Sunday our family is in charge of coffee hour for the first time. This could be interesting. But, I love the excuse to dig out my good serving platters and fill them up with (hopefully) yummy goodies. Sarah is going to bake her monster cookies with red and green M&M's. I'm doing my old standbys and trying some new ones too, like Peppermint Meltaways. For some reason, those just sound so delicious to me!

So, I'm doing all this AND trying to stay on my diet. hahahahaha Really. Don't laugh. ;)

I did just safely (or almost safely) make it through Sarah's birthday (on Thanksgiving) and Matt's birthday (this past Monday). Do you know how many cakes that involved all together? Go ahead. Guess. You'll never guess. SIX. That's right. We go a little overboard on celebrating birthdays around here. I LOVE birthdays.

Well, that's my randomness for the day. Now Speedy can quit bugging me about my dead blog. :) (Thanks, Speedy! Now, go harvest your dead crops in Farmville!!) ;) lol

15 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

My crops are flooooorishing!

I just farm under another name now. "Pete"

I will be Twitpikin my new health fridge for u, it is AWESOME. Lots of freshh greens and fruit. Yes, even a cream pie boy can change to a health man.

Cookies????? Well, I supoooose I could have just one.

Ship to: 207 Hollydale Lane N MN 55331

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Finish up a Christmas post!

... call me when you are done :-)



HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and the family from old SpeedyCat

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I see you here in this blog ........

Speedcat Hollydale said...

BANG BANG BANG !!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Okay, shipping cookies to you tomorrow.

Now, don't you feel bad that you killed me today?

Speedcat Hollydale said...

by knocking on the door?

... but WAIT

You just commented!

Chris said...

OH! hee hee Guess you are not buying that. ;)

Did I just get myself a cookie shipping job? ;) I wonder who REALLY lives at that address? Wouldn't it be embarrassing if it was Martha Stewart or the Keebler Elves!?! :) Won't they be surprised?

Speedcat Hollydale said...

NOT Martha ... she gets no cookie

Chris said...

and I think the elves have quite enough of them...

Summer said...

So glad you haven't abandoned us entirely. :) I love everything about Christmas too.

Daisy said...

Did someone say COOKIES!??

:D

Hi Chris! Nice to see you are back blogging. I have never tried to make noodles, but my mom made them when I was a kid. Looked like a lot of work to me. I just go and buy some in a bag at the store. HA HA!

The Peppermint Meltaways do sound yummy! Hope everything turned out OK. Good luck with the coffee hour!

Chris said...

HI Daisy! Love your new pic! ;) Very festive!

I can't say that I've mastered noodle making. Mine keep turning to mush. I think I need grandma's recipe. Oh well. I had fun trying.

Chris said...

Hi Summer!

I enjoyed reading about your video game fun today. :) I was the same way with Pikmin. I think I heard that music in my dreams.

intrepidideas said...

Yummy... I'm stopping by for some noodles and cookies! :)

Chris said...

Only fair after I got such a great bunch of songs from YOUR site! ;)