I look out and the sun is shining…its a beautiful, cold, crisp day! After a dreary bout of rain, I’m so thankful for this beautiful day that God has given us! Lots to do to get ready for Christmas…but I’m not stressing. I am going to try to make some candy each day this week…the girls love to help in the kitchen, so we all do it together! I bought tins at Hobby Lobby and hopefully I’ll be able to fill the tins by the weeks end with treats for friends if my plan works out. One day at a time! I’m going to finish up my Buckeyes today…this is Loretta, my Mother In Law’s recipe. Loretta passed away six years ago this month. She was truly one of the most precious souls I’ve ever met…I loved her very much and still really miss her, especially this time of year because she loved the holidays so much. But, never to be forgotten–her infectious laugh, her loving nature, her michevious grin– which I can see everytime Scott smiles. He has her selfless heart and so many other wonderful qualities of hers. She was something else! Something I really treasure is this notebook of her recipes…tried and true –and tweaked! She had her favorites and this was one…if you’ve never had Buckeyes…they’re like Reeses cups! YUM!!
I’ve been up since about 3am…couldn’t sleep, and I sure do love that quiet time in the middle of the night. I may have to do that more often…get up at 3 or 4 and get a good start on the day. Feels good.
Better get on about my day and quit piddling at my computer…wrapping, laundry, house cleaning, dinner plans– lots of things to check off my list.