I’ve all but sworn off Christmas this year, but for some reason I cannot pass up an excuse to make Christmas cookies. I had just spent the previous weekend making 4 batches of cookies and toffee (that I had to throw out because it never congealed), but when my friend Katie (who has recently gone from being a friend-of-a-friend to a full-fledged, legitimate friend) asked me if I wanted to decorate cookies with her last weekend, I said yes without flinching!
We ended up making over 8 dozen cookies!!! And while that is a lot, yes, it really doesn’t compare to the holiday insanity that occurred at T’s parents’ house 3 years ago (the photo below only shows HALF the cookies!).
I’m really glad we scaled back Christmas this year. I’ve found myself actually ENJOYING the holiday more. We don’t have a tree up (besides this one), or lights, and we haven’t listened to a single Christmas carol, but I think that’s given me time to appreciate the things I do have and the loved ones in my life. And I am definitely thankful for that.
Wishing you peace this time of year!