• Sat, Dec 12 2009

Saturday Surfing December 12

I am so unprepared this year it is awful! I don’t know about you but Christmas has sped toward me like a train on an icy downhill slope. I have exactly three items bought for Christmas and not one menu item planned and my checkbook looks similar to a black hole. It is a good thing I believe in Christmas Miracles AND Christmas Magic!

bells3And this right here is one of the numerous reasons I will not give up, give in, or give out to a lousy attitude, empty wallet, or pure D. exhaustion. This is my almost 9  month old grandaughter, Bells. Short for Isabella Jordan.

I am determined to pick up the pace this next week. I have been falling behind in posts and articles and my house looks like  a tornado hit it AFTER a tsumnami and a hurricane blew through. Seriously.

So where are you and how are you in your Christmas preparations? Whatever point you are at you need to stop, take a deep breath and remember what Christmas really is all about.

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Ready for some blogsurfing?

  1. Crank it up with Bon Appetit blog and their Baking Play List. Need some tunes to stir by? Here they are.
  2. Lori’s Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies
  3. Judy’s Pecan Lace Sandwich Cookies with Orange Buttercream
  4. Smores Cheesecake Bars
  5. What Does Eating Local Really Mean?
  6. YeastSpotting: Holiday Edition
  7. Chocolate Caramel Bars
  8. Candy Cane Macarons
  9. Awesome gift idea, The Blogger Aid Cookbook
  10. Make your own Marzipan

thats it for this week! I am in just under the wire. It is still Saturday in Texas, folks.

image: Erin Audet Myers, collection of Marye Audet

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  • http://meganscookin.blogspot.com megan

    Hi Marye, Isn’t Bell just as cute as a button! What a joy to have little ones at Christmas!
    It’s just a homemade relaxed Christmas this year for us. Not many presents to buy (I only have one child)and friends are getting boozy cakes, or magic spoons, or jar’s of cranberry tangerine chutney. Dinner’s at SIL so I’m not even worried about a clean house. I’m just trying to slow the season down a bit and try to enjoy. As you said, it’s like a train on a icy down hill slope. Why does it seem to come and go quicker and quicker every year???
    Well, I beleive in Christmas magic and I believe in you! :)
    Thanks for mentioning my Chocolate Caramel bars! My hubs said they were the best of all the cookies I had baked. :) I admit, they were pretty addicting!
    Merry Christmas Marye, and holiday hugs to you!

  • http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com bellini valli

    Bell is just the cutest thing isn’t she. I hope you have a wonderful holiday surrounded by your family and their love and support.

  • Marye Audet

    she is! thanks Megan. :) have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Marye Audet

    thanks Valli! You too!