Happy (Normal) Holidays!
I’ve decided to look at Ana being home this weekend as a true gift. As such, we are starting the morning watching our favoritest Christmas movie ever – Elf.
And I’m doing some online Christmas shopping since packages coming to my door make make me happy (and it will be nice to have the girls’ gifts all lined up in case our time suddenly runs out). That means spending time on Kid Robot’s web site marveling that toys like THIS exist:
And that they cost $40! But it’s the only “toy” of the non-electronic variety that Ana still wants (not counting puzzle books).
And of course there’s lots of cookie baking to do. Emily has her very first belt test for karate today. She’s been training since February and she’s very good at it. I guess balance and natural athletic ability can skip a generation (or two) because this kid was born to kick butt. There’s a pot luck dinner after the kids get their belts, and this is my contribution.
These are my famous cinnamon bread cookies which contain not one drop of ginger, but are soft and delicious. They’re the only thing I know how to cook. I make them for every pot luck event that Jim doesn’t actually cook for (in the appropriate shape for the occasion, of course.) I’ve already glazed them with white gi’s and this morning Emily and I are going to put belts on them. Unfortunately their legs and arms keep breaking off, but karate is a violent sport. Plus they’ll still taste delicious.
It’s hard to live in the moment, particularly for those of us with type A personalities, but at this point it’s not like I have much of a choice. So I may as well go with it.