Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Cookies

I told Don a couple of weeks ago that I was going to 'simplify' my life and start focusing on the things that were really important to me and say 'no' more often. My Women's Conference presentation was behind me, Stake Auxiliary Training was behind me, I'm finishing up one more major school activity then I'm done with those until January - so I was feeling pretty good about things. Then - I was asked to chair the committee to plan the Ward Christmas party (that's what happens when you complain about the quality of the activity for a couple of years!). Then the Bishop asked if I would speak in Sacrament Mtg. on Sunday. Then Don came home from High Council and tells me that they want me to speak in the Saturday evening session of Stake Conference. So I figured - 'what the heck' - simplicity obviously isn't in my future. So I baked!

Here are the cookies all laid out on baking sheets. I love mass production because you don't have to rethink every cookie!

Packaged and ready to share with my friends and co-workers.

My kitchen is clean again - (kind of) - must be time for another project!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keep Your Chin Up!

For most of us - it means - don't let yourself get too down, these times will pass soon. Keep your chin up so you can see the good that is before you and recognize your many blessings. For me, it literally means: "Keep your chin up so that when you hit the ground your face is protected." That is the thought I had last night as I tripped going outside to get the cat (darn cat!). I did save my face - but my feet, ankles, knees, hip, hands and shoulders are aching today! It made me remember the day when I was walking to my Aunt June's house after school and tripped on the street. That time I landed on a rock that imbedded itself in my palm. Last night, gratefully, I only skinned my knee! I'm lucky! It's a lot further to the ground than it used to be!