Tuesday, December 04, 2012
We are getting a REAL Christmas tree this year & I am very excited about it because when we lived in the last house, there wasn't room for a tree. I am so excited to have a real tree. We are going to go pick it out when my sister gets home.
Baking Christmas cookies + Listening to Christmas music + and watching Christmas movies are a few of my favorite aspect of the season. My #1 favorite thing is celebrating Jesus. I read this quote the other day: "Christmas is not a date, it's a state of mind." I agree!
I baked with my friend on Saturday and it was so much fun. We used molds and made little chocolate gift boxes. You can get chocolate melts and you pour them into a bowl and then melt them in the microwave. Then you pour the chocolate into the molds and when you are done, you chill it and then it's done. We worked with red chocolate and
white chocolate and the standard brown. We worked with other molds too.
We also made some chocolate the same way except we crushed candy canes and placed it into the chocolate and then chilled it. I believe she called that peppermint bark but that is not true peppermint bark. We also baked sugar cookies. We made them way too big because my friend kept sticking cookies on the sheet pan even when I said there wasn't room so the cookies baked into each other but that's okay. I took some home from my family and it was a hit. For me, the chocolate was too rich so I didn't eat too much of it which is a good thing. I only bake once in a great while so I wasn't too worried about being overly health conscious.
In other good news, my sister is graduating on Saturday. She is receiving her BA in Psychology. It took me one year to convince her to go to school so I am just as excited as she is that she will be finished. :) She is happy to be done because a group that she has been working with is getting on her last nerve. She tries to communicate with them but it's useless. She worked really hard on her part of the presentation all weekend and then today she heard the girls conspiring to give her an "F" because everyone in the group had to grade each other. My sister is now worried about her grade in the class. It amazes me that people like that are in college but what amazes me more is that they are PSYCHOLOGY majors. It is just scary that people who are in a field geared toward helping people behave that way! I just tell my sister not to worry about people like that but it's easier to say than it is for someone not to care. I hope picking out a Christmas tree lifts her spirits. I know decorating it has to help for sure! :)
Hope everyone's week is going well. Work hard reaching your goals but remember it's okay to have a treat once and a while so don't be afraid to try making the chocolate molds. ;)