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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

PAD: Still Cold

Another Cold Day

Another Cold Day

Today’s discovery: it’s not easy, but you can take pictures while wearing thick gloves.

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WWA: It’s Quite Chilly!

Temperatures have been quite brisk–it was 11 when we left for work this morning, and the walk to pick up the car after work was stimulating. So today’s word is: long underwear

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Categories: Fun & Games  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gathering Opinions

I’ve come to realize that while I have awesome kids books, and Legos are greater for older kids, I have a dearth of things for the toddler set to do when they visit. And for the older set with toddler siblings for that matter. (Toddler + Legos != Happy Fun Times)

So, any recommendations for toys that are toddler safe but will entertain slightly older kids?

And something I’d enjoy as well? Because, you know, they will be MY toys.

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RIP: Elizabeth Jacobs, 93

A wonderful woman with fabulous grandsons. My thoughts are with them today.

I know this is odd to say, but it’s a truly lovely obituary.

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Tasty Tuesday: Christmas Cookies

Yes, it’s that time of year again! (It’s the most wonderful time of the year!)

All things considered, I think I did pretty well this weekend, although my ankle has been none too pleased with me in the aftermath.

So far this year:
Sour cream nutmeg cookies
Lemon coolers
Sugar cookies
Peanut butter kisses
Peanut butter shortbread bars
Cranberry oatmeal cookies
Bourbon balls
Pumpkin walnut bread
Chocolate bread

Are you ready for some cookies?!

Christmas Cookie Making!

Yes, that is, in fact, a calculator. I bake by weight. And lots of recipes don’t give weights, so I have to calculate what 2 3/4 cup flour actually weights.

And trust me, you do NOT want to rely upon my math skills when baked goods are on the line.

Christmas Cookie Making!

Peanut butter shortbread bars with sugar cookies in the back ground.

Christmas Cookie Making!

Michael is in charge of the bourbon balls.

This is because he eats 95% of them.

Christmas Cookie Making!

(KIDS! Can you find: three trees, one star, one holly leaf, two dinosaurs, one snowman, and two elephants?)

What? You don’t have elephant and dinosaur shaped sugar cookies for Christmas? For heaven sakes! What kind of holiday spirit is that?!

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Categories: Food  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Drug Addled Kitties

My co-worker Diana grows catnip, and every year makes catnap toys and dog cookies (“Hey! These taste like meat!”) for the pet owners among us.

The cats really love her catnip.

Drug Addled Kitties

Drug Addled Kitties

Drug Addled Kitties

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Categories: Cats,Picture a Day  

Sunday, December 12, 2010

PAD: Birdfeeder

Birdfeeder

Birdfeeder

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Categories: House & Garden,Picture a Day  

Saturday, December 11, 2010

PAD: Sad Car Is Sad

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Friday, December 10, 2010

PAD: Empty Nest

Bird's Nest

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

PAD: Birds and Branches

Birds and Branches

And to make up for yesterday, wispy flat clouds:

Clouds

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