I probably had half intentions of going to the Colony Christmas in Palmer yesterday.
Is it freezing cold this same weekend every year? Last year it was. I remember it well.
Instead, I chose my kitchen after a run to Walmart, drop off Anna at work and hit the post office.
Does every post office have a line that wraps around the building at this time of year?
That is a bit of exaggeration, but really!
We have been printing our own labels at home and paying for them online.
It is wonderful!
I still stand in line to pick up my packages if I get a slip in my box, but at least the rest of it I just plunk on the counter and leave. Yesterday I got to stand in line. It was worth it. (Later in post.)
Then I came home and started the dough business. Frans lived with us for years and his favorite cookie was ginger snaps. I don't think I've made them since I moved here. I did yesterday. Just for him. I think I'll send him a message every time I eat one ... just for him.
I don't remember a time in recent years where cookies were baked and decorated in the same day. It may look a bit pastel around here, but they sure taste good!
Can't have Christmas with a Kiss Cookie. I started making mine in the mini muffin tins several years ago. Keeps the cookie from spreading all over the place, keeping it confined in the tin.
Hoping that Jari will be home tomorrow. Bryce has had sketchy cell service so we know they are doing fine. They had snow on Friday that then turned to rain! An Acquire game was packed in that truckful of goodies so they're occupied. Doesn't sound like I need to run out and buy another freezer. Nor does it look like I'll be hiring a taxidermist ... unless they had a very successful day yesterday!
Off to find a Ginger Snap.