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Three More Days to Go…What Are You Doing?

Daniel and the children left about 3 hours ago to brave the holiday throng of last minute shoppers so they could purchase some gifts for their favorite person…ME!
So, you may be wondering what I have been doing with my solitude. Reading a good book? Watching a chick flick? Staring misty-eyed at the Christmas tree? HA! I wish!
I have been up since 7:30. I spent a couple of hours reading the news, catching up with some emails and doing some ‘internal’ work on my blog. Then after a yummy egg and tomato sandwich, I set to work on the cookies that I have been putting off doing…my grandma’s molasses cookies! I love these cookies. They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, but they take hours to make. The mixing alone can take an hour (for an old slow person like me) because you mix up the liquid ingredients and then you add up to five pounds of flour until the dough is the right consistency (not too sticky to work with, not too stiff so the cookies will e dry). Then there is the rolling and cutting out of the cookies…and with 5 pounds of flour, you know there are a lot of cookies to make! I started on the cookies about 9:30 and finished at 2. But they are soooo yummy!

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A Busy 36 hours…warning sickness ahead

Yesterday, my mother-in-law was supposed to arrived around10:30. She was flying in from Florida. We were going to meet her at the airport, help her do a little shopping, then she was going to take us to the Golden Corral for lunch. Afterward, she was going to go see my SIL and the I was going to take the kids to do their Christmas shopping. About 8:30 she called and said her flight had been cancelled and she was still in Florida and would call us back. Turns out that the cargo door on the plane wouldn’t close. They discovered this after the plane was loaded and the passengers sat on the plane for an hour while they tried to fix the door. Once they realized they couldn’t fix the plane, they unloaded the passengers and rebooked all of them.
Of course, the passengers had to have their luggage checked again. And during the checking of the bags, she ended up having her hairspray, lotion and toothpaste confiscated because the containers were too large to go on the plane in her luggage (why they didn’t tell her she could put it in her suitcases she was checking, I am not sure). Anyway, the plane she was rescheduled on didn’t arrive until 4 pm. And then it was 30 minutes late, so it was actually 4:30. So she just followed us home and spent the night here.

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