Archive for the ‘January’ Category
I had trouble tonight with lighting and composition. I filed so many in the trash can tonight.
I love these red berries. During the holidays, they weren’t all collected in this one crock, but a few berries were added to many of the potted plants in the house. It was a creative idea (not my own) to add color to the plants and the room. Now that the holiday decorations have been taken down, these are in a sense, leftover. However, the memories linger of how they were used and enjoyed in different arrangements.
There is a new rule in our house (at least this is the first year it was openly discussed). Santa Claus decorations have to come down after Christmas; however, Snowman decorations can stay up throughout the winter months. I don’t think we have anything against Santa, but just figure Snowman is more seasonal than just a holiday decoration.
As I was posting this photo tonight, I asked if we had any poinsettia stories I could share. I learned that in my step-father’s family, his brother G. always buys a poinsettia for his mother. Then, my mom buys a poinsettia for her mother and herself. That’s it, that’s all they could tell me. Still, they’re pretty during the holidays (and into January).
Mom made over 24 different kinds of holiday cookies this year including date pinwheels, chocolate with carmel kisses, red & green sugar, chocolate chip with carmel, marshmallow, and milk chocolate topping, peanut butter balls, peanut butter, molasses, ginger creams, snickerdoodles, kolaches, maple creams, cut-outs (multiple shapes; however, my brothers and I all like the candy canes the best), peanut butter delights, almond with almond frosting, almond bars, snowballs, shortbread, molasses cream, butter riches, peanut blossoms, pecan tassies, chocolate crinkles, pumpkin pie, oreo balls, chocolate biscotti, english toffee biscotti, peanut clusters, peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, and chex mix.
br> Believe it or not, she cut down this year. br> br>She didn’t make the almond crisscross, lemon bars, cherry nut, chocolate cookie with chocolate frosting, andie’s mint, and thumbprints. br>So, technically, this is not the last cookie. It’s just one of the last ones we received from a neighbor. Mom still has others remaining in the freezer that will get used throughout the year.