So Much Baking . . . So Little Time . . .

Dec 19th

Merry Christmas to ME!  And you . . . and you . . . and you . . . and all the rest of my lovely readers!  Together we passed 23,000 views in just under a year!  I am so excited!  If I wasn’t so tired I’d do a little dance, but I am sitting here after being on my feet most of the day and just too tuckered out to do anything even resembling dancing.  It’ll likely be the same tomorrow night.  Yesterday Mom and I went on a ferry ride, went and browsed Hobby Lobby (and got a few really neat things while we were there), then to the Costco-Business Center (WOW! I LOVE THAT STORE!), then out to lunch, back across the ferry to home, after which I baked 4 batches of peppermint biscotti, 4 batches of Jam Kolaches, 2 batches of Peanut Butter Blossoms and a batch of Rolo Treats.  Tonight when I get home I’ll dip the peppermint biscotti in chocolate and sprinkle them with candy cane bits, drizzle the coconut macaroons I made the other night with chocolate, make a double batch of fudge, get the boxes ready to mail to family and finish my Christmas cards.  Yes, I have a LOT to do.  But it’s worth it.  Honestly, all of this is fun . . . if my back would just stop aching it would be even better.

I’m going to offer my apologies right now.  I didn’t get finished with the baking til nearly 9:30 and I’m just too exhausted to get any research done today for any of the special days.  Please understand that it’s not for lack of wanting to, but lack of mental energy to get it done.  What I’m going to do is list what they are, and if you are enthusiastic about any of them you can look them up, or if you’d rather I did it another day, just comment on the one you want and I’ll write about it tomorrow!  Thank you for understanding – I just wouldn’t do any of this justice today if I even tried it.  I will copy and paste the This Day In History events, and the Food Celebration of the Day from  That is easy enough and doesn’t take too much brain power!

Today is Look For An Evergreen Day and National Re-gifting Day.

This Day In History

1843 – Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol”.

Food Celebration of the Day –

Oatmeal Muffin DayWhen using oatmeal in a recipe, read the label carefully! Not all oatmeal is the same: Rolled, quick, instant and steel-cut oats vary in texture and required cook time.

Thank you again for reading every day – it makes me feel so good to know that so many people are sharing my enthusiasm for enjoying the little celebrations of life, even when not so happy things are going on in the world.  Merry Christmas, God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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