Hello! How are you and how was your weekend?
My weekend was jammed packed with Christmas preparations and a visit from my daughter and son in law. I had a crazy crazy idea to make cut out sugar cookies with icing. I don't think I will ever make them again any time soon. The cookies were labor intensive and time consuming. I have washed down my counters numerous times and I swear I still find 'sticky' sugar spots from the royal icing!
I was lucky to have help over the weekend to decorate them. I just have to say all that time I was in the kitchen, I could have been knitting.
On Friday morning Miss Holly in her great wisdom decided to lean into the tree. I never saw her run in fear so quickly when the tree fell over. The good news is that I purposefully decorated simply. I righted the fallen tree. (I might have put branches back in wrong places....) and it looks a bit weather beaten but it's still cheerful.
Holly now sits politely under the tree while lovingly looking up at the ornaments. Let's see how long this lasts. I do think she is overall behaving exactly like a one year old cat. Inquisitive!
I've been enjoying Advent and the prayers that go along with Advent. We attended Mass this morning and it was nice to see my 'old' church pew neighbors from a few year ago (we switched to Saturday night Mass and made new church pew neighbors).
I thought I was all done Christmas shopping for everyone but realized that my husband needed a few presents to open. Luckily I popped into a shop yesterday and found some stuff. Yay! Now I'm done (I think).
Are you ready for Christmas? Do you make sugar cut out cookies?