Happy Christmas

Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree  ~ Charotte Carpente I think that’s what many people and their families forget this time of year. They forget that it isn’t about the gifts. It isn’t about the tree, the cards, the cookies.  It is about giving what is…

Week Wrap-Up and Other Stuff

Work work work….that has been my week …. except for today. I am all for hard work. I am not all for people who fuck around, end up having to work a 12 hr day, then bitch about having to work “so hard”.  Tuesday, the consultants and I looked at each other and decided it…

POD – Tis the Season

Snow flakes hanging from the covered area in between a few buildings downtown. The girls and G decided to make Jedi cookies for Christmas.  Yoda, Princess Leia, Hans Solo, and Darth Vader.  I have no idea.  There are also some Jedi cookies with light sabers.  I have no idea. It will be interesting. 

POD – Hunting

The start of the annual hunt. The hunting ground? The family of one of the kids at the school.  Gotta love Oregon where you likely know someone who has a Christmas tree farm. We found and killed our tree in record time. I think it took us maybe a half hour. We waited longer to…

NOW it can start….

What can start? The Christmas holiday madness. I know, I know….it already started despite many people’s objections. But I have been trying, my best, to ignore it. For example, egg nog is great. But I have not had even an egg nog latte out of pure protest. It isn’t time yet. But now, now it…

Christmas in Review

2am is when the kids got up on Christmas Day.  Yes, you read that correctly – 2am. At 2am, there was a knock on the door from two kids who had only fell asleep two hours before.  They were declaring that Santa had come – it was time to open presents.  Yes, we made them…

Day 359 – Christmas!

This was the “Coal” I got in my stocking for being naughty this year. Guess I did something right! The girls both got a set of Captain Rex Helmets from Clone Wars & Nerf guns. Not very politically correct, but fun.  They have been running around all day in these things. Lego lined up and…

Merry Christmas

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love.” – Anonymous May you and your family enjoy a day of peace, goodwill, and love.Love, Emmy

ASM’s Annual Holiday Treat Exchange – Emmy’s Recipe

See the lovely Ms Another Suburban Mom for the whole list of people participating in the exchange. This year, I will be sharing my Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe.  We made thousands of these during the holiday season in our house.  I remember standing in my grandma’s kitchen with her making them and decorating them. …

ASM’s Annual Holiday Treat Exchange – Garbanzo’s Recipe

These are from the master of chocolate, Marcel Desaulniers.  They are the perfect dessert for any gathering or function.  These were served at Julia Child’s 80th birthday.  I once took them as a dessert for a friend’s wedding.  The key is to keep everything cold until just before serving. Lucy’s Chocolate Diamonds 1/2 lb Unsalted…