Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Down To The Wire.......

With 3 shopping days to go, my youngest can hardly stand it! Me.....well I'm ready for the New Year! Other than the financial stress 2009 wasn't bad, but I figure 2010 will be better! A huge Thanks goes out to all of the "Angels" who helped us get through the last couple months of the year, Christmas included!

I still need to go out into the crowds and finish up a couple things but I think the "going out" part is mostly done and I just need to concentrate on the "cleaning" part.

Hope you're all ready!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Snag

Beginner Cake Experiments

I was running along great with my listing and suddenly a snag hit. Not a horrible one. One that just took up a bit more time than expected and when I wasn't dealing with that there are numerous other things to deal with. That snag ended up being Christmas, and while Christmas is only for one day it seems that it can take up at least a month of your time, if not more.

We are positive about this Holiday. The kids are really looking forward to it and although times are lean, they will still be wonderful times. I'm working on a few sewing projects as gifts for the boys along with some other things. We have allotted them each a small sum of money to spend on each person in the house and although it isn't much, they are relishing how they are going to spend each dime on each person. It is a very cool thing to watch in your kids as they peruse the Sunday ads to see what will fit into their allowance.

My cake decorating classes are going well and I have just started the second series on Royal Icing. I did end up having to borrow a Kitchen Aid mixer cause my hand beaters will not cut it for the "job" of mixing the icing. Please note that the cakes above were for experimentation purposes only and not for anything serious other than eating!

Jimmy is still looking for work but tomorrow he's attending an informational class on re-training since his "job category" is on the decline. It will get him out of the house for a bit and give us both a little break from each other, which is a good thing : )

Tonight I'm off to Target with one of the boys to see what we can drum up for his shopping list.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!