Monday, December 11, 2006

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Still feeling that winter is close by even though we have a few days of autumn left. But with the lack of leaves and the Christmas decorations saying "hello" at every turn it feels definitely more wintry. Niel went camping this weekend so I ran some errands and cleaned but also got to have some fun. I baked sugar cookies and I hung out with my friend Jennifer and her sweet little girl for an afternoon. Her daughter is a genius at the ripe old age of two. It was good to see them both.
I also went to hang out with my parents. I made a ginger bread house with my mom. We used the Wilton brand. It's not something either of us have done before. But we had a good time. My mom works hard and doesn't have much time for creative pursuits (except in her cooking), although she is artistic. So I thought the gingerbread house would be fun for her. I knew she'd want to do it alone and I just helped assemble the piping and the house but she decorated it herself. I went to hang out with my dad and we watched Deal or No Deal. After my mom was done she joined us.
At home I watched the holiday specials on the Food Network(Nigella Lawson(my favorite), Paula Deen and Ina Garten.) As well as the reunion special of As Time Goes By. I adore that show. Niel came home sicker then before he left. But I think he had fun. He took a nice hot shower and napped for a bit. After Niel woke up we watched Beer Fest which grew on me by the end. I had forgotten to mention last weekend we had viewed A Prairie Home Companion. It was a quirky movie even though it had a lot of big names. I'll be making more cookies but for Niel's department for this Thursday. I better figure out what to make!







9 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. I have been thinking about making a gingerbread house. I saw one at the grocery store the other day. It was premade and you put it together.

Jesser said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend. I am still recovering from lack of sleep ... the place we were at has the world's hardest beds and I ended up on the couch Sat. night cuz I was so sore. Still haven't caught up on sleep. I will post cookie recipes later ... maybe one of them will tickle your fancy. ;)

foodiechickie said...

Thanks Jessica. Show some pics if you do get to do it.

Thanks Jess. I hope you can find some time to sleep. I will definetly be peeking at your cookie recipies. I need tickeling! LOL.

Mike said...

Winter is right around the corner only like 11 or 12 days away!!! Its 60 degrees here today, I love it!!! Much better than when it was 19 degrees last Thursday night.

foodiechickie said...

I should really eat breakfast before I post. I was thinking we were in November! It was colder here on Fridayay.

Mike said...

It's easy to get confused this time of year. The holidays are always like a whirlwind. May be time to get rid of your pumpkin avatar though ;-).

foodiechickie said...

avatar?

Mike said...

Yeah Avatar. Its the little picture icon that is associated with your screename on blogger. Yours is a photo of pumpkins.

foodiechickie said...

LOOOL! I was thinking of something else. I changed it but I guess its taking time to upload. I have to change the heading though.