December 17th, 2006

life is good


Only 4 more days until the solstice and the days will begin lengthening again!

Only 4 more days of work before Christmas vacation!

Only 5 days until my brother and Simone arrive for a week!

Only 5 more little presents to buy and I'm done!

Only 5 more days to payday, thank goodness!

Things That Made Me Happy This Weekend: talking to my oldest best friend Becky last night and hearing how well things are going for her this year after a couple of really rough ones; reading the pregnancy announcement of a dear online friend; receiving a box from my grandmother with 2 tins full of her gingersnaps in it; getting 2 of my 4 books finalized and uploaded.

We haven't baked Christmas cookies yet, since the weekends have been so full so that, along with wrapping presents, are the 2 final items on my Christmas-preparation list. After catching up with Mausi today, I'm inspired to do a few new cookie recipes, to go along with the traditional Sugar Cookies, Reindeer Poop, Chocolate chips and Christmas Icing Sandwiches. Maybe we'll try Lacy Crisps, too, which is an old family favorite, although the one and only time I tried them I swore I'd never do them again because they are MURDER to get off the cookie sheet without rucking up into a squished pile.

For the first time in nearly 2 months, the little weather widget I have on my desktop is forecasting partly sunny for a couple of days in the coming week, instead of RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN. Please, let it be so.

Star Light Star Bright Birthday Wishes to jakubicka!