I have really enjoyed my weekend. We didn't do anything crazy .. but it was just a NICE weekend. I never realized that my girl had 10 boxes of Christmas decorations under the stairs in the basement. She was hiding them. Since Saturday was going to be our tree decorating day, I had her bring up all 10 boxes and we went through them. We took down and packed up all of our "everyday" stuff in the family room and kitchen.. and decorated for the holidays. I am officially Christmas-ed OUT. I am glad we didn't do this any earlier, as I am not too sure how much I would have liked seeing snowmen and Santas for more than 2 weeks. The tree turned out great. Our colors this year were these really great shades of green and dark fuchsia pink and lots of silver! It looks beautiful! We didn't do much outside AT ALL.. next year we will have to plan further ahead. Like... in fall. As much as I don't want to be "those people" who have their lights on their house months prior to Christmas.. I also don't want to be "those people" who break bones trying to prop up ladders in the snow....and get frost bite standing in the chilling 20 mph wind.
I also did some baking. To be honest, I am not happy with the cookies that I did. Mic says they taste good.. I think they are kind of bland. I don't have many FAVORITE holiday cookies.. except those nuggets of goodness...the p-butter cookies with the kisses on top.. 'LISH! I will make those this week... I am pretty okay with NOT liking the ones I made.... I am not going to eat them!
This morning we did our duty by going to 8am Mass with Mic's mom and dad.. then out to breakfast, then dinner at their house tonight. I am stuffed.
Being in a Catholic church today, really made me miss the traditional Mass. I have been going to services at a UU church for quite a while-- and prior to Milwaukee, Lisa and I went to one in the Valley. I love it, I love what it stands for, I love everything about the UU's, but there is something beautiful about a traditional Mass.
I am exausted. It is only a little after 8, and I am going to climb into bed, read for a few mintues and crash out.
Here is a picture of the coconut puffs and the dark chocolate mint peppermint cookies I made:
The dish belonged to Mic's great grandma.
Here is my girl and my dog in front of the tree...
And one of just the tree..
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