'Twas the week before Christmas
I did an awful lot of office work over the weekend. I had a very enjoyable Friday night, though, so it was tolerable. I also took a fun break with Katie on Saturday afternoon to go thrifting (her idea) -- and I found a few things -- and to Target (my idea) as my list was getting long. You know it's Target time when you can't find a Kleenex at my house!
I wandered in a few times to "watch" the game yesterday -- I had paper and calculator in my lap and a pencil in my hand, so "watch" is kind of a stretch and I didn't even listen very well. I do know that we won, though; five in a row! Go Pack Go!! Earlier, when DH and I were discussing the day, I said that I'd make dinner -- a roast came to mind -- which I almost immediately regretted. He gave me an out, saying that we could "do something quick," but I WANTED to cook and I wanted the leftovers! I just didn't feel like I had the time. So I was a little wishy-washy about going to the store and I went late and my roast didn't get into the oven 'til nearly 5, which meant that we didn't eat 'til about 7:30. But it was good and we have leftovers!!
This week it's all about cookies. Tonight, I'm going to a cookie decorating workshop with Kate & Ali and five other women. We're not talking Betty Crocker frosting out of the can, red & green sugar crystals, chocolate sprinkles, and red hots. We're talking Royal Icing, a special spatula, and TECHNIQUE! I am wildly excited about it and can't wait. I will have photos tomorrow.
I'll be baking on Wednesday for the book club holiday get-together and cookie exchange that evening. I think I've decided on a recipe. That's always a fun time.
Maddy will be home late on Wednesday after finals. I had such a fun FB chat with her on Saturday night -- she and her friends had just returned from a hockey game on campus and were preparing for movie night. She thinks I'd like the fast pace of hockey; I told her the closest I've ever come to a hockey game was watching Oliver play in "Love Story." I'm sure that meant absolutely nothing to her. Anyway.
There's a little party at the bowling alley for Ali's BF's birthday on Friday night. And on Saturday night, a SOLSTICE PARTY -- a little ahead of schedule, but you celebrate when you can!!