I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend with a Purpose

I'm feeling a bit of a crunch because of this freight train called Christmas. So the weekend has been packed with doing things to avoid a train wreck and feel more at one with it all.
I have been:
1. Writing Christmas cards.
2. Making extra food for our neighbor who lives by himself and just had an operation on Thursday.
3. Re-purposeing a wool sweater. (More about this later.)
4. Sewing. Yes, I'm actually sewing like I know what I'm doing.
5. Finishing a couple of knitted/felted scarves for Christmas.
6. Taking pictures of the flock of turkey in our neighbor's yard.
Couldn't pass this up. They were everywhere. I think they are planning some kind of take over. They only seems to congregate when my unsuspecting neighbor is at work. Hope they know he has a rifle and loves turkey dinners.
7. Contemplating what it would be like to spend Christmas in Cabo San Lucas or Hawaii.
8. Dusting and vaccuming.
9. Trying to write short intertaining blog posts.
10. Realizing that Christmas is only 14 days away.
11. Having strange dreams about being lost in a Casino that looks like a department store and sells babies. Yea... very disturbing.
12. Baking Snickerdoodles.
The beginnings...
The old reliable recipe...I add a teaspoon of vanilla and preheat to 360 degrees, not 400. This takes a little longer but I like the results.
The beautiful and delicious yellow cookie dough... I LOVE cookie dough. The recipe says it makes 5 dozen but a couple of cookies less is more accurate because someone keeps eating bites of the dough.
And the finished product.
Help yourself.

Tomorrow I will tell you about Brownie and why he is taking a walk with the Prospector.


  1. ok i tried licking the screen but it just wasnt the same as eating a snickerdoodle...smiles....and that is a cool shot of the turkeys...nicely framed...yikes that is a list you got there...remember to breath along the way...

  2. Why thank you! (for the cookies and the turkeys) :-)

  3. And here I am feeling guilty because I am doing almost zilch for Christmas. Bake cookies with the DGS's, a couple of gifts & that's it. No kitchen yet.......
    So why IS Brownie off with the Prospector, his horn didn't grow back it can't?

  4. PS the dough is always the best Farmlady!

  5. My mom always baked Snickerdoodles at Christmas. They look Yummy.

    And I'm jealous of your turkeys. I haven't seen my flock in ages. Hope there are some still out there and winter brings them back. If they do foment rebellion, stir up a revolution whereby they take over, it can't be any worse than what we have now. :)

    #11 is a tad disturbing. I've had some weird dreams lately, too.

    The Prospector is a handsome feller.

    Just some observations.

  6. That was quite a flock of wild turkeys, beautiful picture. You really did get busy and get a lot of things done. The cookies look so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  7. 14. Wish someone would take me for a walk each day.
    15. And someone would bake me cookies

    What happened to 13? I don't like that number.

    Happy Holidays Mrs. C!

  8. Thanks so much for the delicious lookin' cookie but I think I shocked my tongue! Heeehehehe!!!

    I crammed all my Christmas lists in last week and I'm done. I also did not spend time on the computer. Ya think there's a connection there???

    God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie.

    BTW..Giveaway..my place..ya'll come! I'll put on a pot of tea and leave a light on for ya! :o)

  9. Those are some good looking snickerdoodles!


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