The biscotti for game night came out crisp and golden and everything they should be. K got to go out shopping and sliding with Daddy, they came home with the full spectrum light bulb for my birthday present lamp for Continue reading Just a happy day
I made myself some flannel pajama bottoms yesterday, rubbing off a pattern like Annie did for her kids, only I think I should not have used jeans as the base -they are a bit tight where I am fluffy. I Continue reading What I’m doing while not homeschooling
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Buttoning, “reading,” and not falling out of her Big-Girl-Bed.
When I’m preparing for Christmas, I don’t often remember what it’s really like on the day, or how nice it is the week after with the kids playing their new games and lots of left overs making meal prep easy. Continue reading Christmas 2010 Pictures (with flashbacks)
We are snowed in, Both Mom’s and DH’s works are opening at noon. DH considered going in anyway to have the lab to himself and get some programming done without interruption, but after digging us out, he is over at Continue reading Boxing up After Christmas
I hadn’t thought of these as Christmas Cookies: I’d never made them in December, not had them then. But M asked for them and cheerfully formed them last week. M used the recipe from Mrs Fields Best Cookie Book Ever. Continue reading Thumb Print Cookies
These cookies were originally published in Sphere Magazine in 1977. My Dad was always the one to bake them; he liked challenging recipes. When he cooked, every conceivable utensil in the kitchen was used, and washing up was a bear. Continue reading Linzer Cookies
When I was about 5 or so, I got to help my Grandma Clark make these cookies. She pulled out her black scissors with the last inch missing from the bottom knife, and washed it in the dishwater. “Grandma, you Continue reading Gumdrop Cookies
These things are an acquired taste. They may look like gingerbread, but don’t let that fool you. People either love these or hate them. All my kids like them, that’s convenient. My Grandma Clark got the recipe from a Pennsylvania Continue reading Anise Cookies
She can’t reach the faucet knobs. The wash cloth was probably cold She thinks Mom would rather forget the whole hygiene thing, and that would be good. At least we are people, and I’m not washing her with my tongue.
The kids are willing to clean off the white board or pick up the blocks if I take a picture first. Sometimes I hand M the camera, and find a whole series of block city pictures. I think that on Continue reading Taa-DA!