Last night I actually had a pretty good sleep so I was feeling like I could go "full steam" ahead this morning.
Then it was time to get down to business ...
Recipe Please? PRINTABLE RECIPE *CLICK* HERE.
After quite a few rests in-between all of this cookie baking, as by the time the third tray was going into the oven my neck was complaining, I took a big break after they were all done before I went on to finishing what I had began yesterday.
Phase 1 - Homemade Chocolates (see yesterday's post):
Phase 2 - Homemade Chocolates:
Recipe please? PRINTABLE RECIPE *CLICK* HERE.
By late afternoon I was finished up with all the baking and Christmas goodies I was going to do. There is still about 4 more items I have on the "to do" Christmas Goodies list that yet need to be made. This is only the beginning.
I am certain those who know me well enough, know how I suffer with allergies. I have no idea what had been setting me off the past week or so (more dust mites then usual maybe with the wood stove and house closed up), however the reactions have been most unpleasant.
I try not to be on the negative side with my daily aches, pains and such, but there are days where I think to myself, "I might as well be in a "bubble", as John Travolta was in the movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble", however the title being, "Don't Break the Woman's Bubble", she might seep out ! Hahahaha.
Just yesterday my friend, Koreen, lent me a book. I very seldom read anymore, and I do love to read but find my neck can't take the amount of reading I used to do (it was nothing for me to read 3 large paperback novels while we were away Camping in a week).
Should anyone like to learn more about the Wheat Belly, there is a Wheat Belly Blog I came across and you may check it out yourself by *clicking* HERE.
I am not saying I am going to do it, but what I am saying I am going to attempt to read the book.
There is a very beautiful display of Christmas lights every Year over in Bruce County's Sister County of Grey in the City of Owen Sound. It is called "The Festival of Northern Lights". It is amazing should you have never seen it.
In 2010 my friend, BJ, along with her little dog, Ruby, had the pleasure of seeing these lights by way of "Water and Paddle". Thanks for sharing BJ. Rob and I have drove through the streets to view "The Festival of Northern Lights", but this experience you had gives way to a completely different and most wonderful perspective on how they are viewed by way of The Sydenham River.
Wasn't that amazing? did you see little Ruby in the canoe out front with her Mistress, BJ? Thanks for sharing BJ, I loved watching it.
More on Owen Sound's "Festival of Northern Lights" may be seen by *clicking* HERE.
I would love to extend a warm welcome to Sue, who has joined me here as a Follower via subscribing to my daily blog posts through email. Thanks Sue ! I do look forward to you being here with us, as well as any comments you might leave behind.
Before I sign off for this day, my prayers go out South of the Border to Connecticut where there was a horrific shooting at a school this day. I can't even think about it without myself feeling sickened, never mind ever beginning to imagine how those families and community are feeling. Please also keep them in your prayers tonight and for many nights after, as we know they will need them.
On that note it has been another day in my life, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".