Monthly Archives: December 2008


we interupt this usually crafty blog with breaking news from the sports desk…from the Broncos website

Shanahan, Broncos Part Ways
Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen today relieved Mike Shanahan from his position as Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Head Coach of the National Football League team, effective immediately.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen issued the following statement: “After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos. This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned.”

Bowlen added, “I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time. His contributions hold a special place in Broncos history.”

Hallalujah! Not that a new coach can work miracles, but hopefully someone can draft a linebacker or two and put together a defense that can um I don’t know…tackle someone.

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to you and yours…

thanks for sticking with me and this silly blog throughout the year, hope your holidays are everything you dream.

ps. thanks to Becky for the great gift wrap inspiration.


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Another great quiz from Ducky

You are straightforward and real, down-to-earth, and have a healthy respect for order and stability. These attributes, complemented by your desire to be surrounded by things of beauty, make you a CURATOR.

Your inward focus, trusting nature, and sharp sense of right and wrong make you INDEPENDENT.

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…why is there popcorn in the fridge?

ok…so if you read this blog, I’m assuming you know me and know I don’t have kiddos. (don’t tell Tanner, he might be offended) What you may not know is that I do have imaginary children(by in large are more obedient and slightly cleaner than actual children) that I sometimes have conversations with (yes, I know there’s medication for this).

One of these conversations popped into my head as I was setting the final baking project ‘white chocolate popcorn’ into the fridge to set. What would you do if you opened the door and found two sheets full of popcorn?

Now that’s done the holiday baking session is complete…and since Lisa was so kind to ask here’s what I made. Email for any of the recipes…

  • White Chocolate Toffee Popcorn
  • Chex Mix
  • Reindeer Chow (an alternate chex mix recipe w/PB and choc. YUM!)
  • Blizzard Brittle
  • Sugar Cookie Surprises (sugar cookie w/a thin mint tucked in)
  • Chocolate Cowboy cookies
  • Mega-chocolate chocolate chip cookies
  • Oatmeal Raisin cookies
  • Ooey-Gooey Brownies(you would never believe the recipe came from Cooking Light)
  • 7 layer bars
  • Kris Kringle cookies (yummy white choc and cherry cookie)
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Ritzies (chocolate covered ritz crackers w. PB)

and yes this was me cutting back…obsessed much, not me 🙂 The first boxes have been delivered and now it’s time to pack up the rest and get a few crafty projects done.


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Mostly Cloudy
Feels Like: -13°F
Wind: 7mph

What a change from last week…60 and sunny, I was so warm at the Bronco game I had to take my sweater off.

I know I’m not the weather geenie, but having just come in from walking the dog (same dog who tricked me into extra food AND insisted on going out at 4:30 am) I thought these temps needed extra emphasis. Good thing my oven will be working over time today.

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Never trust a dog…

Do you ever have those moments when you walk by the food bowl and you wonder did I feed you this morning, kind of scary if you can’t remember really… and the dog is no help.

He just looks at me with sad face as if to say ‘no stupid, you forgot…just got in the shower and left me here to waste away.’

So with guilt, I fill up the bowl…with a half scoop mind you becuase I want to believe I did feed him, I’m not really a bad mother.

Then I know he’s lying…I did feed him (thank god!) How do I know? He’s starting to second guess himself…he pauses, doesn’t jump right for the food(as he usually does quite vocally when he really is hungry)…I can’t believe you fell for the sad eyes trick…then he turns to look at me and I think a little panic hits his little doggie brain…is this a trick? are you going to do something to me?

I should have trusted myself, I know better than to trust a dog. I must have holiday cookies on the brain


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Time to face facts…

The clock is ticking down to the big day and it’s time to face the fact that time has just about run out for me to go on a major baking run and turn out boxes like these. Time for plan B, picking out just a few, but which ones? and do I really have the energy to face Costco today or wait until tomorrow when it’s supposed to be cold and snowy…decisions, decisions…these are the things that take the fun out of the season.


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