It’s certainly been a busy week…but truly, when was the last time I haven’t had a busy week? Um, I’d say close to three years ago!
Still, I carved out some super fun time with a couple of girlfriends this week…and what a fun time it was!
The occasion? Karen and I met at Shanda’s house one evening (my children both nestled snugly in their beds) for some good, old-fashioned cookie baking!
I was responsible for the cookie paraphernalia, and we all agreed to wear pajamas.
I debated on whether to wear my fleece monkey pants to Shanda’s house…or just change into them when I got there. I decided I should be OK to drive in them, as our neighborhood is adjacent to hers, meaning I didn’t have far to go.
So I donned my comfy pants…a delicate, light blue fleece, graced by a repeating pattern of dancing monkeys wearing Santa hats and holding candy canes. It was paired with a demure (in comparison) red holiday tee (on sale this season at Target), declaring “Goodwill to All”.
I was also slightly nervous about the small (dime-sized?) bag of flour I had in the passenger seat, but I figured if I were to be stopped, surely the nice policeman would see my rolling pin and red and green sprinkles to corroborate my cookie-baking story.
Thankfully I made it to Shanda’s house without triggering any red and blue lights, and the baking efforts began.
The cookies weren’t gourmet by any stretch, but we decided we’d rather concentrate our efforts on decorating (and eating) than actually mixing dough.
Still, we floured and rolled and embellished.
And then, of course, we toasted our success and gobbled up some ooey-gooey cookies, hot out of the oven.
It was such a fun, lighthearted evening. And – not being a roll-out-kinda-cookie-baker myself – it gave me some ideas on how to approach such an event with my girls.
I think that’s a priority…as is repeating this little get-together in the holidays to come!
What did you do for YOU this week?
Link up, or just leave a comment…hope you’re finding a way to step back, catch your breath, and savor the best of this holiday season!