Sunday, December 14, 2008

Does this mean I am growing up?

...I hope not!!!

And Mom, you can laugh because I know you will!!

I am standing in the kitchen today making cookies.

Mind you, I am not the cook, Rich does 90% of the cooking. Works for us...But I am the cookie maker (along with J) so I am making some Christmas cookies. I was making shortbread first:

I'm standing there with flour all over my hands and certainly don't want to wipe my hands on my shirt or pants, because of the obvious reason and all of a sudden this one thought just pops into my head. "Apron" Ok, so I guess this is why women wear aprons. Yeah, I know, I'm brilliant! But it has always been one of those things that I just don't think about. Till today, because not only was I baking, but decorating the tree, and laundry and you the picture.

So what do I do? I think "Okay, I know there is one that Rich's mom gave me when we moved in 7 (yes 7) years ago in the pantry somewhere. So yes, I admit that I hunted it up and put it on. (mom, are you laughing??) I was!

I baked two kinds of cookies: shortbread and German butter cookies. And got the dough ready for Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies. Now I have never made any of these types of cookies, but if the creem cheese ones taste as good as the dough when they are done they may become a favorite! The dough is wonderful. My favorites are Spritz, but these are definately in the running!

While I was baking today I decorated the Christmas Tree. It is short, just about 6 foot and it is pretty nicely shaped. Since I am pretty much the only one who cares, we went with short and nice, rather than tall and with a large bare spot. Plus then I didn't need help. So I turned this:

Into this:

With my tree skirt underneath:

I personally would like more lights, but I didn't have any more and it's fine the way it is. The boys had already expressed their desire to NOT have to help decorate this year, so it was just me! In another post I will probably highlight some of the special ornaments that we have on our tree, but maybe not today. I would really like to get caught up on my blog readings since I haven't really been able to in a week or so! Next week is the last week before vacation and it will be just as crazy! We have 2 concerts, (why can't band and choir be on the same night???) and 4-H along with basketball practice. Hopefully there won't be too much homework!

Lastly a quick shout out to Jacquie for the awesome fabric that I won from her "Guess the number of trees giveaway!" It came yesterday and I love it! Thanks so much Jacqui!!!


countrychicken said...

They say you become your mother - now lets think about this!!

I like the tree but really like the tree skirt. Looks great!!

Sarah said...

Whenever I'm cooking, I have that same revelation: an apron! That would be a good project to make and an easy one! Glad your cookies turned out the tree too!

Allison said...

That's an adorable tree skirt! I saw a cute tutorial for that at crazymomquilts, but its just one of those to do's I never got to do! I love love love yours though! Happy holidays! Allison

jacquie said...

your tree skirt turned out so cute! looks wonderful! glad you got your fabric.