"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the 12th Day...

....of Christmas, my true love gave to me.....Anxiety?

Did you know there are 12 days until Christmas? And I am in total anxiety because I have NOTHING done! Where does the time go. I still have the majority of my shopping to do and I have nothing baked yet! This is very unlike me. Does this mean I am offically an adult since the holiday seems to be more work than excitment now? I still have Christmas cards to mail, cookies to bake, gifts to buy and wrap and I need to buy a holiday outfit for my child to wear and get him to see Santa and have his picture taken. I realize he wouldn't know the difference this year, but I would! And not doing these things would be unacceptable!! Note to self - step up the A-game next year and get on the ball ;)

So today, I am sharing with you some recipes that I should already have baked and sitting out on my counter!



Tell me, what is a tradition for you to bake in your home during the holidays?

7 comments:

Jennifurla said...

we host Xmas eve dinner and serve beef bourguignon every year.

GirlRural.com said...

Take a deep breath. Throw some things off your list. You don't have to bake (buy something), you can probably scratch a few souls off your Christmas list or buy them something like an ornament or wine. Another deep breath.... your child will not hate you later for not having their pictures taken with Santa. Ha ha Our son did that once and he's five now. It will all be okay! LOL

Demandra said...

I have a suggestion: muscle relaxers and champagne. Oh wait, you're a parent. I'm all out of ideas. :P

HolleyGarden said...

Do get the Santa picture taken. It's a memory you'll never get tired of seeing as the years go by. But you can skimp on everything else. I never bake - I don't need the calories. And gift cards are easy and still appreciated, if you start to run out of shopping time (or give home canned goods that you already have). A New Year's card or letter instead of a Christmas card is acceptable. Make the decorations simple this year - "less is more"!, and use bags instead of wrapping. There's a lot of shortcuts, depending on what's important to you.

Susan said...

I've had a hard time making marshmallows again. Kelly had asked me to show her how so she could give them as gifts and she never was feeling well enough to do them. I think your post is a sign that I need to make them again...a little message. Love, XOXO

Bee Girl said...

I'm right there with you! So much to do, so little time! I keep saying that next year I'll plan better! Just remember to breathe and know that it will all come together beautifully! :-)

Mary said...

Oh my GOSH, those toasted coconut marshmallows would be the death of me. I can pretty much guarantee that I wouldn't be giving any of them away. YUMMM!

Love the pics of your babe with santa too. What a doll. I'm sure Santa just loved him.

Have a wonderful holiday, Allison!