Nick had to tell me the other day to stop obsessing about getting things "right" for Christmas. That's what the Thanksgiving Event was about--having fun, not stress. I completely forgot about that in the last few days trying to get everything done before Christmas comes.
I have found myself alternating between trying to mail christmas cards and feverishly decorating cookies, and stopping in the middle of a wild, screaming frenzy and just sitting down to enjoy the blessings I have been given. I'd like to take a moment and share them with you.
I'm married to my best friend and the most wonderful man in the world. He struggles with self confidence, and is managing to support a family of four on less than $11.00 per hour. I think that in itself is worth a year of praise. He also loves me; he makes me feel like I'm more beautiful than the sun, moon and stars.
Together we have the two cutest boys in the world. I could be biased because I'm their mother. They are also very intelligent. The younger, at only six months old, has figured out how to roar. The older one is not yet two and he insists on praying before he eats--every time. They also look startlingly like their father--stunningly gorgeous!
We are now in an apartment with real walls and a brick exterior. The heat pump was replaced this year. There are no holes in the floor and the whole building does not lean to one side. You never really think about how big something like proper heating and straight walls are until you have to go without. We went without a lot last year. We do not have to this year.
And so many other little things; like the fact that Nick now has insurance and vacation time, and that we have so many good friends, and family.
1 C butter
2 C sugar
4 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream butter, sugar and eggs till fluffy. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to eggs.
Divide dough and wrap. Chill at least 6 hours. Roll out and cut.
Bake @ 350 for 5-7 minutes--till light golden. Baking time will vary depending on the shape and size of the cookie.