Monday, December 02, 2013
Charlie Brown Christmas is on. It feels good to sit after a busy day.
Now it's over. The show reminded me that the importance of the season isn't all wrapped up in trees, cookies and packages. But I tend to really have a lot of my memories of the season dependent on those things. I try to have a balance.
Just before the show I spent an hour and a half decorating my tabletop trees. One is very mini, with a battery operated string of lights and a string of tiny beads for a garland. My oldest son bought me that with all the decorations, when he worked for ACMoore while in college. I treasure it. The bigger tree is loaded with mini ornaments, like Hallmark mini "Peanuts" ones.
My finished tree, with the stair bannister behind it loaded with 16 stockings...one for each of us, (our kids, their spouses and children...including the baby that's on the way)
I'm going to share my day in a backwards fashion. Before I worked on the trees, hubby and I ate supper. I got an unwich, a sandwich without bread, wrapped in lettuce. I got Dijon instead of mayo. I only ate I/2 and half a bag of chips. Before supper I did a chair core workout.
I had a walk for 1/2 hour at the mall doing laps while I waited for my hair appointment. Before my hair appointment I was at my pregnant daughter's house. I spent an hour there literally running, jumping and twirling around their yard with the 3 and 4 year olds. The reason I did that was to help them burn off their sugar. They are cute...if they have sugar, their mom tells them to "get your sugar out by playing outside" - and they just do it without complaining!
The story behind the sugar is that at 10:30 this morning my daughter texted me and asked me if I'd made any peanut blossom cookies yet because she was having an emotional hormonal day and thought of this cookie from Christmases growing up. I made some and brought them to her, mixing and baking them all within a half hour and had them to her by one so I could get to my appt. so that's how the kids and I ended up running around. I did have one when they came out of the oven.
I haven't figured out how to get the pics loaded right 100% of the time!!