This week was a little hectic.
Wednesday was pot lunch at work. The theme was Mexican food and it was great. I made King Ranch Casserole and Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese (cut the pimentos).
Love, love this recipe I found on http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/
Thursday was Addi’s dance recital and Christmas program. I enjoyed it so much. The kids are two, three and four and they really put on a show. It was such a joy hearing them shamelessly belt out the lyrics. Now, I could sing with those guys!
I drove into work from Dallas Friday morning and hung around after work for the Christmas party. The jazz band was great but I was a little pooped. I stayed until about 8 and then left.
Driving home realizing it was officially the week-end, was a great stress reliever. I listened to some classic rock and then switched to Willie’s channel and the Grand Ole Opry was on. Boy, did that bring back a lot of memories. I love the old country tunes but don’t know if it is the music quality and skill of the artists or the comforting memories that it evokes. I don’t always allow myself to be happy because something could go wrong, right? But that night, I gave myself permission.
Whoa…nine hours of sleep can make a world of difference.
Saturday was baking day. While I did get Nat to help, Casey chose to wrap gifts. We didn’t get as much accomplished but that’s okay. One more week of work and then I’m off for two weeks!
Mom always made these at Christmas. They have oats, corn flakes, coconut and crumble in your mouth. Always use real butter…it makes a difference.
We also made banana bread, peanut brittle, Christmas sugar cookies and cheese straws. Did I tell you I am definitely working out
now after the first of the year?
Sunday we celebrated JD’s 4th birthday. He will actually have two parties this year because when they go see Jake in a couple of weeks, they are going to do something special at that time.
We had a great week-end makin’ memories. I added a whole treasure chest of memories to keep me company on another long drive home.