Sunday, December 07, 2008

Beautiful Exhaustion~

I googled *beautiful exhaustion* and this was one of the photos under images that came up. Its beautiful I think. But it doesnt look exhausting.. it looks peaceful. I like peaceful, but too much right now will put me right to sleep and its only 7.30pm!!! ha! I have worked my fingers to the bone today. I love baking but Im telling you.. today it took its toll on me. Maybe I tried to do too much too fast.. I dont know, I do know that I put too much pressure on myself and get down on poor ol Todd for not helping out. But I do understand that he doesnt see the need in getting into such a toot over things. I just panic and think.. this isnt going to get done if we dont get on it right away. I doooo know one thing.. I love cooking with my son. Hunter just begs to sit on the counter and help me cook/bake. I let him do as much of it as he wants. Adding ingredients, talking about them, talking about cause and effect, breaking eggs, pouring, stirring and eventually tasting. I love the proud look he gets when he sees the end result of his labors.

Today we made 70 cake balls {will finish them tomorrow}, two batches of oatmeal cookies, two batches of banana nut muffins, 5 pounds of seasoned ground beef for this weeks meals and then dinner tonight. We wanted to make 2 more batches of chocolate chip cookies but we ran out of flour. So tomorrow I will probably get those going while the cake balls are setting up. I want to make a gift pack of all different things to give my Mom and her husband when they come into town on Tuesday. Id also like to make some snowman hats. I think all those baked goods with some cashews and chocolate covered cherries should be a great lil treat!

I also dug in and finished my Christmas cards {except those girlfriends of mine-will work on something extra special in the coming weeks for them} and I made up 11 packs of *snowman poop* to give to all of my workers and the guys at work. Also for the boys and my brother in law. I got the idea from my friend Carol, she posted hers that she had made at CS Sketchfest2 Winter Wonderland Bingo and even though mine are no where near as cute as hers.. I am happy with them. Oh, btw.. I won at Bingo too!!! It was 2 1/2 hours long and sooo much fun! I feel ultra guilty though as I havent been able to participate in any of the sketch challenges this week, then played bingo and won. ;( But do know that if I could have I would have. I did get all the sketches jotted down so that when the holiday season slows I can get some scrapbooking done!Have a great week!!! ;o)

8 comments:

Gina said...

Angi, I tend to stress too . . . I've got my pictures for my cards printed, but still need to write my letter and get envelopes ready. I still have a ton of things to do, but I did manage to get my tree up today. :)

Angie said...

Awwe girl, your snowman poop is adorable. I know I'm feeling the stress, now with Christmas only a couple weeks away, and so much to get done. Congrats on winning bingo!!
Now go get some rest. Hugs ;)

Kimmy said...

Dylan loves to break eggs too. I thought I was the only one that let little ones break eggs. I remember that being the funnest part of cooking when I was a kid.

Cheryl said...

Love your little bags of marshmallows! Wasn't Bingo the best? Congrats on winning - sounds like you are up to your eyeballs, girl - {{{hugs}}}

linda said...

Those snowman packets are really cute.. I am stressing over gift baskets right now..

JennK said...

Oh Angi, I just love all your little bags of snowman poop! They look great! Congrats of winning Bingo the other night!! I had a blast!! Hope we can all do it again really soon!

Becky said...

Get into a toot?!?! hehehe. That amuses me. You will get it all done. Stop stressing so much lady! I am so glad you and Hunter found something enjoyable to do together! Maybe he will be the next Top Chef hehe.

Cat said...

Congrats on BINGO! I love all that baking you've been doing, and I LOVE that you include Hunter! Those will be special memories for him for sure, and also, give him some skills in the kitchen!