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Busy Day Lots of Movement

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 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!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUEPERWOMAN 12/4/2013 6:42PM


you're doing SO WELL! I hope you are proud of yourself. You should be.

Love, Ginger

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LARISSA238 12/4/2013 1:52PM

    Sounds like you are getting ready for a major holiday! All those stockings! Geo and I normally put up a small tree. We will see what this year brings!

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KANOE10 12/4/2013 8:42AM

    I love your pictures. Great job on getting exercise. Your cookies look wonderful

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KNYAGENYA 12/3/2013 9:54AM

    Yummy! I'm coming over to your house.

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    What an awesome Mom/Grandma you are for making cookies~!

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KELLIEBEAN 12/2/2013 10:57PM

    I have trouble with the sideways pictures too. I'm good with tilting my head. I'm a little tilted most days!


Your tree and banister are so beautiful! I love peanuts holidays movies, unwhiches and peanut blossom cookies!!

You are wonderful! Congrats on all the activity!

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_JODI404 12/2/2013 9:22PM

    OMG, peanut blossoms are one of my all time favorites! Great memories of baking with my Mom.

Glad you had an active, good day! Your pictures look great, nice decorating!!

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LORILEEPAGE 12/2/2013 9:07PM

    Sorry about the sideways pictures!!!

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