Archive for December, 2006

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

(By Popular Demand – My Favorite Recipe!!)

Sift Together:

4 1/2 C. Flour

2 tsp. Baking Powder

2 tsp. Baking Soda

2 tsp. Nutmeg

2 tsp. Salt

2 tsp. Cinnamon

Cream Together:

3 C. Sugar

1 C. Shortening

Add:

2 C. Pure Pumpkin

3 Eggs

2 tsp. Vanilla

Combine dry ingredients with wet.  Add 1 large bag of chocolate chips.  Add 1 C. nuts (optional).

Drop by large spoonfulls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degress for 13-14 minutes.

December 20, 2006 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Holiday Meltdown

Yesterday it finally happened.  3:45 in the afternoon and I was sitting in the kitchen crying because I couldn’t get my holiday newsletter’s to print, had no car and was supposed to be across town in ten minutes.

It was more than that really, needing to finish shopping, wrapping, baking, being behind on my writing and reading and (sorry to my poor blogcritics and mindspillers) and just wanting everything to be perfect and unable to make it so.

I managed to take a short nap and wake up with a much better attitude and by cancelling my meeting with my friend got the cards and newsletters done.

But gotta love my sister for trying everything she could think of to help me as I’m standing there freaking out.

Gotta love Holiday Stress. 

Here’s to 6 more days till normality!!

December 20, 2006 at 9:37 am 1 comment

Merry Something…

Last year I was a complete scrooge.  I didn’t want anything to do with Christmas and it felt like such a chore.  I swore this year was going go to be different.  I was going to make christmas cards, homeade gifts, cookies and try and focus on the happiness of the season.

But it seems no matter how much christmas music I blast at full speed, how creative I get about giving and how hard I try to enjoy the holidays….there is a melancholy that just takes over this time of year.

Maybe I just miss the snow.

It has something to do with being single for the holidays.  But, even more than that, the stressfull, forced mood that prevails is enough to make anyone into a scrooge.  Arguments break out over money and time, and people get upset becuase they have too many places to go, or not enough.

I miss being a child and caroling and hot cocoa and christmas music and all that was part of the magic that I can’t seem to get back.  I can do those things, but it doesn’t feel the same.  Somewhere in the back of my mind….those worries are forever creeping in.

My one redeeming grace it seems is cheesy family Christmas Movies.  You know the ones.  The made for TV, derivitive plot romances that appear in droves from Thanksgiving on.  It’s the only time I let myself relax and pretend that Christmas really does exist. 

And just nine more days and all the madness will be over!

December 16, 2006 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Reversing the Decision

Ok, I know I said I wasn’t gonna talk about it…..but that was before.  Before the infamous pictures showed up on my computer screen in all their glory passed along by a “silly boy”.  No, Heath, I really didn’t need to see that.  I could have gone my entire life without seeing Britney’s netherlands and been just fine.  Really.  And at that moment I couldn’t help feeling just a little bit sorry for the girl, whose ever so classy photos have been passed around myspace and the internet at large until we all, deserving or not, wanting or not have had access.  Happy Holidays!

What amazes me is that she did it not one night, not two nights, but three full nights of pantiless camera flashes.  Ok, sure her pal Lindsay may still have her beat, but isn’t it at least starting to get a little too cold for pantiless in LA? 

No my real frustration is that this is what the world cares about.  Brittney’s panties.  This is what the world is becoming.  Pantiless shots of celebs.  This is our entertainment.  Very enlightening.  And can I state for the record I don’t care who Paris’ evil twins are this week or next. 

I simply don’t respect these people who have so much, and care so little about anything other than endless parties and scandals.  Yes, they are young, and maybe they will grow up someday and realize what they have wasted, and oh what a life to live down.

I miss the good old days when it was okay to be obsessed with Ben Affleck, because he was a hot actor, whose intelligence amazed me, and when people didn’t laugh everytime a celebrity tried to do something for a cause.

Yes, I admire Angelina and Brad for doing what they are capable of doing to at least try and make a difference.  So what if they look pretty while they are doing it.  They are.

I don’t hate all famous people for voicing their opinions.  They are entitled.  Sometimes the venue they choose is not correct, sometimes they sound like idiots.  They know by that time that what they say will not be ignored.  If they choose not to think before opening their mouths, I don’t feel sorry for them.  But when they do, when they think, and they have something to say, and they make just a little bit of a difference.  I admire them.  I am jealous that they have the power that I don’t. 

December 4, 2006 at 7:11 pm 1 comment


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