FOR TODAY December 5, 2012
Outside my window... It's been such a balmy December for Idaho. When I got up this morning, at about 7:30, it was 45 degrees! It rained and was cloudy and gloomy most of the day, but tonight, it's very clear outside. I was just outside, and the stars are so pretty, what a wonderful gift for tonight!
I'm hearing... Oh, yes, one of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite Christmas albums that my sweet daughter gave me - thank you Jess! Enjoy!
I am thinking... I'm thinking about my kids tonight. My DIL, both of her children, and two of another daughters children have been so sick this week. The flu has been really bad in our area, hopefully they will get well really fast!
I am thankful... How thankful I am for good and talented doctors. This morning, my husband had clear lens replacement surgery in his left eye because of cataracts. It went really well, and he is home tonight watching his favorite show on TV - with the added bonus of a few halos and blurry spots! He will have the other eye done next week. He will be very happy to see better!
In the kitchen... Not much happening there! But I will share a treat I'll be making for Christmas . . . :0)
2/3 cup coconut oil (canola or vegetable oil will work too)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 one pound package small pretzel twists
In a large roasting pan stir together oil, sugar and cinnamon. Add pretzels; toss well to combine. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree F oven for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Makes 12 cups.
I am creating... Just trying to create a peaceful feeling for Christmas . . .
I am going... to finish my Christmas shopping this week. I'm almost done, just a few little odds and ends to pick up. My Christmas is very simple this year . . . . ahhhhhhh . . . . what a great feeling!
I am wondering... How my mother will cope with a move. We are moving her to a different retirement center. We have not been happy with the place that she's at right now, and we really love the new one . . . . we hope she will love it too.
I am reading... A mystery called, Dead Days of Summer. It's a fun, easy read by, Carolyn Hart. I have really enjoyed all of her books.
I am hoping... That we get snow for Christmas!
I am looking forward to... My family Christmas party! I love having my children here at Christmas time. They love to spend time with each other, and that makes for a happy grandma!
I am learning... patience.
Around the house... I have a to-do-list, and we all know that I am not good with to-do-lists! Soooooo, a lot needs to be done around here!
I am pondering... The birth of the Savior.
A favorite quote for today...
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
One of my favorite things... Singing the hymns of Christmas . . .
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Thursday - Follow-up Dr. appointment for hubby
Friday - Help get mother ready to move
Saturday - Christmas breakfast at the church - move mom.
Sunday - Church
Something to share... This is a birthday gift from Amber, my daughter - I just love it!!
Have a wonderful week!