Friday, December 18, 2015

6 More Days!

Christmas is quickly approaching but Hubby and I are totally prepared for whatever excitement comes our way. This week we are relaxing and enjoying the season. The temperatures have been so up and down, I am wishing for a little Christmas snow however it does not look like it is in our forecast. 
Miracles can happen though, right?
Hubby and I went to the movies and saw The Martian. I didn't think this would be my type of movie but actually it was fun and who could not enjoy looking at the cute and talented Matt Damon. 

We had dinner in the city, Kansas City, on the Country Club Plaza. We love to go there especially at Christmas time when all the Plaza Christmas lights on on. We enjoyed a nice little dinner then left to window shop on our way back to the car. Out side the restaurant, across the sidewalk sat a homeless man all bundled up from the cold, it was in the 20s. He was quiet and did not speak to any passerby, just held a box with a stuffed monkey inside and a sign that said please feed the monkey. Usually I have to admit I am somewhat skeptical and we glanced at him and strolled by as most people do. However we did not get far and I tugged at hubbys arm and said I have to go feed the monkey, turned around and made my donation to his box. 
This man reminded me that sugar plums do not dance through everyones head this time of year. Some people are lonely with out family, some face illness, financial burden, the loss of a loved one, or are homeless on a cold night. I hope the monkey gets fed and a warm meal this Christmas. 
Be Merry, and Be kind, I hope Christmas brings you great joy,
Barbie Jo and Daisy

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cookies for Santa!

This week was one spent almost entirely in the kitchen. I made peanut brittle and chocolate dipped pretzels.

Followed by thumbprint cookies.....

Candy cane cookies....

and cut out sugar cookies. Last night cute son and cute Fiancé came for dinner after which we decorated the cookies. Hmmmm... someone was naughty and put 3 eyeballs on some of my angels.

And so my baking is done, all our gifts were mailed to family and friends which is always a big sigh of relief as we have so many out of towners. My house is decorated and so for once I feel all that remains is time to enjoy the season and spend some time back in my sewing room. 
Fa la la la la.... Christmas is coming!