Friday, December 23, 2016

Cookies, Kind of...

Rachel and I made cookies today. Not the fancy cutout kind, but cookies plain and simple. Snickerdoodles and Snowballs. I think we had higher expectations than we were able to deliver today...

We were distracted by the heartbreaking news that my cousin lost her 27 year old son last night. Three deaths close to us since October; a 21 year old, a 26 year old, and now a 27 year old. The last one left behind a 10 year old daughter... When will it end?

So we measured, mixed, and baked, but our hearts were elsewhere. We were aching for our cousin and her family as Christmas grew another year sadder. And I practiced using my new camera lens and light scoop. How about that sleepy grandson of mine?  My sister's dog decided to hide after I took his picture. Literally took off into the other room. The snowmen on the shelf were more than happy to smile and cooperate. I think I like them.


  1. I finally started some "baking" today–does Crispix puppy chow count? Plan to make a pecan pie tomorrow.
    So sorry about your cousin. Prayers for all the family.

  2. ...your grandson is sweeter that any cookie, wrap your arms around your family...Merry Christmas.

  3. Have a Merry Christmas Martha! Your baby grandson is just precious:-)

    Marilyn from Canada