Power Week

It's been a whirlwind of a week, but I survived, and I even enjoyed myself. Phil took a couple nights with Amelia this week and that helped me get my bearings back. Nothing like sleep to put things back in perspective. Although I will say that I'm so used to waking up all night long that I didn't sleep all the way through the night, but not getting up is still extremely helpful. Anyway, the week started with a performance at our local Women's Century Club on Monday, our music department concert on Wednesday night, and a Kiwanis Club lunch performance on Thursday. Whewee!! One more performance and finishing up and finalizing grades to go and I will have successfully completed half of the year.

I'm really looking forward to the 2 week break headed my way.

This weekend I've been very busy baking, doing laundry and dishes and even canning some pickled beets. Now that my concerts are out of the way I feel like we can really start Christmas Festivities around here. Now for the shipping of far-away gifts and Christmas Eve nightgowns. I'm determined to make them for the girls this year. We'll see. I might forgo sleep this week. Maybe not. We all know about the emotional meltdown that is sure to ensue if I do that. Not worth it.

Here's what we made so far this weekend:
Gingerbread Men (and angels and stars)
Holli's Peppermint Patty Brownies
Grandma's Lemon Knots
Chocolate Macaroons
(and chilling in the fridge for baking tonight) Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I still want to make something pumpkin. Hadley wants bread and I want muffins. I think I'm too tired to make either, but we did steam her little sugar pumpkin and get it all ready for pureeing, so we'll have to do something.


  1. Your cookies are beautiful, and I'm so relieved for you that your concerts are behind you -- good job, Heather! I'm sure you can make the nightgowns and I'd go with pumpkin bread (with vanilla frosting, of course) -- I've got a great recipe, if you need one.

    Oh, and I made those MS Everyday Food cookies you posted a few days ago, last night. (I believe you were calling them "babies", in your post). They were actually very good -- but BEST frozen!


  2. I love pickled beets. YUMMY! You have been busy. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the holiday season.


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