Not here in Denver. From what I hear. But, in Las Vegas where we were it was swoon worthy weather.
We were able to get away for a few days with friends in Vegas thanks to my friends BR, AM, and CH who divided and conquered with my children. Then of course our honorary family member and ex-nanny who we will never let leave us AK. The kids had a blast.
I was a wreck leaving the kids. I hate leaving my kids. Plus, it took so much to get them taken care of so we could get away. I think I finally got excited for the trip as we got into the air. Until then…..I had not been able to look forward to it. Packing, meal planning, etc.,.
I love Vegas because it’s a fast trip and it seems like a whole other world. We are not big gamblers. I did however find myself trying my hand at craps. Oh me. I knew there was a reason I shouldn’t leave the comfort of the 25 cent slot machine.
But, just as you relax and rewind you get back on the plane and get home and realize…….there is a lot to do. Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT WEEK. As in 9 days y’all.
This year we have a quick Christmas season on us too. I was talking to my mom this morning going over things to do for Christmas. I’m glad I make lists. I’d be a mess otherwise.
Last night we were so exhausted and it was so cold out. So of course we watched “Home Alone.” Oh it put me in the mood for the holidays. A week from this Friday I am sure I will have a tree up! Eeeks I can’t wait.
Meanwhile the Food Network has this holiday competition show on Christmas baking going on. Have you seen? Baking Championship The host is Bobby Deen. I just love him. He’s never trying too hard. He just does his thing. He doesn’t claim to be a chef but he still knows food. I realized I need to get a basic cookie recipe down in my mind while watching last night. What if I had to suddenly bake on demand? I need to be prepared!
They were making thumb print cookies, snowflake shaped, biscotti, etc.,. I was starving just watching. Priss was into the show. It was so fun watching together. She’s such a mini me some days. She said we needed to decide the ‘cookie’ that we’ll bake for Santa this year. Love that girl. Without realizing it she has even started her own tradition. I swoon!
One of the contestants on the show is from Denver. His name is David. Now I love his story. Not the actual story of his struggle. Once homeless….. But, he’s a fighter. I like a fighter who picks themselves up and keeps going. He is a caterer here in Denver, and I must admit I have never heard of his company. I’m hoping he does well. He has a good energy and seems so fun.
There’s a lot of great bakers on the show. I am intrigued. I told my aunt this past week that I am not a baker. She did not like that. I can hold my own. But, it’s not my thing. I get bored with baking. Usually after the first dozen cookies come out of the oven I am over it. I hope Priss is into it. I am fine with mixing and getting a batter together. I am hoping as she get’s older she’ll be the one to deal with the actual oven baking time.
I am in full mode for the holidays. I have visions of garland, trees, and gingerbread houses in my head!
But, first I have 856 more cards to address for Thanksgiving!