Well, this is it kids....if you haven't been good up to this point, it might be a little late cause Santa's packing up that sleigh and heading our way. When I was a kid there was a radio station that would keep track of Santa's progress across our great planet...letting us know when he might be expected in our neck of the woods. Sure would make my Mom's job easier getting me to go to bed on Christmas eve when the announcer would say he was approaching and all of us little ones needed to head off to bed and fall fast asleep so his magical sleigh with his tiny reindeer could land. I would indeed go to bed, but fall asleep, never. I waited to hear those tiny reindeer paws on our roof, and I always did.
Yesterday, my granddaughter came to stay for a couple of days before Christmas and we headed out to do some last minute Christmas shopping...but before the shopping, a stop at Steak & Shake for a little lunch and some yummy peppermint/chocolate chip shakes. That fortified us for the shopping.
Then after the shopping and a quick nap (shopping always wears me out, especially 2 days before Christmas)....Brie made cookies....chocolate with peppermint frosting. Tasting was an absolute must...so between the peppermint shakes & the chocolate peppermint cookies we were both on sugar highs.
We are leaving in a couple of hours to go to a "cabin in the woods" that my daughter rented for the holidays....actually it is a house in Lake Geneva, WI surrounded by trees and snow (yippee), with a plenty of bedrooms and baths for our family to enjoy for tonight thru Thursday morning for some good ole family fun. Games, food, presents, fun, laughter, a lot of picture taking and 3 dogs.
The car must be loaded with all of these....
I will be taking a break from blogging for the next few days, but before I go I want to wish all a very Merry, Merry Christmas. You all are a true blessing in my life.
"I've learned that Santa Claus has good years and bad years." ~ Age 10
"I've learned that you should never jump off the high diving board when you are wearing a bikini." ~ Age 11
"I've learned that ranch dressing tastes good on everything." ~ Age 19
"I've learned that putting things in a safe place doesn't mean you can find them again when you look." ~ Age 58
Until next time....