Monday, December 16, 2013

The Weekend

Good Monday morning, blog friends!
And happy nine days till Christmas.
:o)
 
My weekend was full of baking, packing and nibbling on cookies. Sheesh - come to think of it, I didn't eat a single vegetable all weekend! {Note to self: salads this week.} This weekend was the push to get packages ready for mailing, and I am happy to report that everything is tied up and taped up and ready to go to the post office. I heard that this will be the busiest day yet at the post office, so here's hoping that I can navigate the online postage printing so that all I'll have to do is drop my packages at the counter and not have to wait in the super long line.
 

On Saturday I made three different types of cookie dough {I'll share on Wednesday} and wrapped it up to chill. Then yesterday I spent my day baking said cookie dough and sampling warm cookies along the way. Tough job; somebody's got to do it...


This is such a fun and busy and happy and sentimental time of year, and I tried my best to just go with the flow. We're coming in to the final stretch - lots going on this week, a really busy weekend to look forward to, and then some time off work to regroup and enjoy Christmas with our family.


Over the next couple of weeks my blogging may be a bit sporadic so if you don't see me in this space just know that I'm happy and busy and hanging in there. I hope you'll be doing the same.

Happy Christmas time, sweet friends!
How's your holiday shaping up?

14 comments:

debs14 said...

If only I lived closer, I could have helped taste test your baking! Sounds like you have a busy week to come.

scrappyjacky said...

I wouldn't have minded helping out with the tasting either!

Karen said...

Looks lovely and sounds delish! Baking is #1 on the list this week. Enjoy every moment of your holiday; I finally got a blog post up this morning, but don't know when another will surface either. Congrats on the win at Cathy Z's blog. So exciting to see a name I knew.

helena said...

I do love the smell of cookies baking (and tasting them of course)

Gail said...

Sounds like a really good weekend. I think I need to do some baking this week. The smell of fresh baking is definitely what has been missing. Was so happy to see your name on Cathy Zielske's blog! Congrats.

Lizzie said...

Hi! I am back again...after my long absence! Trying to "catch up" a little with my blog friends - where better to come then, than Paper Turtle? X

And you had such a Hard, Hard weekend... you poor thing, having to make all those cookies - and to taste them too! I'm sure you are glad to go back to work, to recover from all that hard, hot labour? :-) I think we need an international, inter-blog Cookie Bake! (maybe after the New Year festivities, to cheer us all up?)

Hope you're all well and wishing you and your family a lovely, peaceful and very happy Christmas! X

Susi said...

Sounds like fun. I did all my baking on Thursday and I prefer to call it taste testing. I have to be sure it taste yummy before sharing. Those peanut butter cup cookies...YUM!

Jo said...

I had a very similar weekend baking and testing cookies until I had a sugar rush! Your tree looks lovely and I'm looking forward to reading more about the cookies you made x

Miriam said...

I can finally say that all packages and cards are in the post! This evening is my last craft evening with the girls, tomorrow I can start to think about cleaning and getting the house ready, did I say cleaning? Oh, well I'll think about it a bit more. ;) Your Christmas prep sounds wonderful and very organised...

Alison said...

All my UK parcels are delivered and the cards went in the post at the airport before I left this morning, so now I can concentrate on Christmas here!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Our tree is up. The boy is home. I've been enjoying some holiday crafting - had a great time making cards this morning. I still need to address and send them. And I haven't done anything about shopping yet!
But I know it will all get done in time.
Rinda

Sian said...

Oh, yes! It's getting exciting! getting all the parcels to the Post Office is a very satisfying job. I always relax once that's done and we managed it on Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your preparations

Karen said...

Busy, busy, busy chasing my tail as usual but enjoying most of the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Am in awe of all that baking x

Lisa-Jane said...

I love your parcels! They look great. I've never thought of sending food through the post here but I think it would be lovely to receive.

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