Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.  

The weekend before Christmas has been a filled one.

Friday night, we traveled to our daughter's town to her swearing in ceremony to the County Bar Association and then we were off to dinner that included some french fries (yum).  Once home, I snuggled under my scrap sock blanket and added a few more rows.

Yesterday, I waited and waited while our son traveled by train for the first time.  Nothing ever changes.  First day of kindergarten, first day of high school, first day of leaving them at a university and now using trains for the first time, I never change with the worrying.  Anyways, he arrived at the station where my husband picked him up.  I stayed with Frodo and knit some more.

This morning, I wrote the menu for the week and the grocery list.  I made some gingersnap cookies after trying to remember which recipe was my favorite.  I think I did make the favorite recipe, but I'm not sure.  This one is from an old cookbook but don't you think they are all the same?  I like mine soft not crisp.

So now I sip my tea, getting ready to settle down on the sofa and watch a movie, perhaps.
Happy winter solstice!!

How was your weekend?


  1. Sounds like a relaxing weekend. Glad to hear your son made it home safely. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy the week!

  2. Happy Winter Solstice to you, too! Our weekend was fun-filled. We went to the Seattle Center and rode the monorail with the GK and also enjoyed the Christmas train layout at the Center. Today we took a friend to church where all the kids' choirs sang and then we had a lovely meal at her retirement place. Tonight I'm just going to pick up my needles and work on another fuzzy scarf for DD's post-Christmas b'day. Have a good evening!

  3. Happy solstice to you, too! If you're not sure about the gingersnaps, you can always make more... there can never be too many. Here's a peek at my weekend: http://quesarah.net/2014/12/21/weekending-holiday-home-stretch/

  4. What a wonderful weekend you had. French fries, yum! (You know they originated from Belgium? ;-) )
    My weekend was fun too: we had a lazy Saturday noon couch knitting and relaxing from the hard work weeks before and went out for dinner and a pub. On Sunday we went to Maastricht (NL) to enjoy Christmas lights, tea and we did a short hike. Happy Holidays!

  5. Happy Winter Solstice Karen. How wonderful it must have been to celebrate with your daughter. Big congrats to her. And the worrying never goes away, eh? Happy to hear he made it home safely.

    I will be hit and miss this week online, so I will take this chance to wish you a very happy Christmas. Enjoy the time with your family and soak up all the goodness of the season. Much love to you. xo

  6. It was a blur actually. I know we were busy all weekend but...what in the world! OH, shopping, eating out once, laundry, church...laundry, house cleaning, preparing. But I didn't get to do any baking!! I think I would like to try ginger snaps.
    Hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas Karen!

  7. Congratulations to your daughter Karen, that is quite an accomplishment.
    I am a worrier too making my children frustrated at times when I have them call to let me know they have arrived someplace safely, old habits you know ;)
    Enjoy the season and a beautiful Christmas.

  8. OH... those gingersnaps are looking so yummy !!! Congratulations to your daughter and to your son for making it home safely...

    1. oops... i forgot to add my link...http://pajamacasual.blogspot.ca/2014/12/winter-solstice.html
      Merry Christmas Karen

  9. I'm afraid worry is a mother's lot in life. I'm glad your children made it home safely. Enjoy every moment of your time together. Merry Christmas!!

  10. That sounds like a lovely weekend. I think I did almost nothing this weekend, and it was great! First weekend of the holiday :)

  11. Happy Winter Solstice to you, Karen. May your time with family be the best ever.

  12. That sounds so cozy and I can almost smell those cookies. Have the loveliest of times with your family Karen!! Warm wishes!

  13. Your weekend sounds so cozy. Here's a peek at ours: http://www.shetoldstories.com/2014/12/weekending.html Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  14. Lots to celebrate at your house this weekend! Happy Christmas! xx

  15. it's our 'job' as mom to worry....no matter how old they get!!!! and congrats to Rachel!!!! :)

    i hab a culd ind my hid....and then my washer caught on fire....and i'm scheduled for cataract surgery. hmmm. this season isn't quite going to plan!!!!! (actually all is well....except the washer, but i won't be sad to see this one go....and everyone says after cataract surgery, i might actually be able to SEE again!!! If I was 'planning stuff----and you KNOW I'm a planner----I wouldn't have scheduled all this together!!!!!!)

  16. Aww so glad your son arrived safely on the train.

    MY weekend was lovely. Lots of early gift opening and giving. Some unexpected goodies from neighbors.
    I found a knit pattern I can live with and work easily while watching movies. Took some fun group photos with the timer mode of our camera. ALL good

  17. Karen, your weekend sounds wonderful! knitting and cookies and family and french fries- just perfect.
    I too prefer a chewier gingerbread cookie. our weekend was jam-packed with visitors and solstice cheer~

  18. What a great time of year to work on that blanket! It keeps you warm as you are knitting. The worrying just never ends as a mother does it?

  19. Sounds like a lovely weekend. I spent much of mine hanging with my daughter, who is visiting from Florida; baking cookies, and knitting.

  20. Karen, have a wonderful holiday week with your family!

  21. Those cookie look devine! Merry Christmas Karen 😊


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