Thursday, December 17, 2009

It has hit....

The holiday craziness, that is.


Last night I made pork and saurkraut for dinner, along with 4 batches of sugar cut out cookie dough. It is depressing when you realize a quart jar of homemade saurkraut is no where near enough to feed a family of 4 and that the 8 jars that I have left from my 2008 saurkraut canning spree will not be enough to get us through until next fall:(




Tonight, I have to bake 16 dozen sugar cut out cookies. I'm taking 8 dozen of them into Tyler's class and letting the kindergardeners decorate them and take them home to their families. The other 8 dozen? Tyler and Jessie will decorate on Saturday. Ought to be an experience.....


I still have some shopping to do. Mostly for a friend of Jessie's who just lost her mom after a sudden and 2 month long illness, and the family is struggling financially. A group of us are "doing" Christmas for the little girl and her dad. Todd and his friends will be trying to shoot 4 deer this weekend to give to the family so they will at least have meat on the table. And a group of us are giving them food (I took over about 60 lbs. of meat out of our freezer, a friend did snack foods, another friend did canned goods). Makes me realize how blessed I am.


Fortunately for me, the kids have not asked for a lot of things this year. Other than the usual cell phone and Nintendo DS for each of them. Which I told them already isn't happening. They need to be outside playing instead of on a video game (and they already have a Wii courtesy of great-grandma) and when are they ever somewhere that an adult is not with them?



I'm still madly knitting on fingerless mitts. I have the last 1/2 of a mitt to finish up tonight to give to Tyler's teacher tomorrow. This is the 6th pair I have made.

But....today is my last day of work until next year, except for swinging through here twice a week to check the mail, phones, and email. It will all get done, sooner or later.

Have a happy Thursday!
Kris

13 comments:

Suze said...

I really admire you for making cut out cookies. Mine are drop or roll. Maybe one day.

SewAmy said...

the food looks and sounds good.

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stitcheranon said...

Blimey; I am zonked after 12 cookes lol.
Good luck with all that
Have a wonderful christmas and a peaceful new year!

Shorty said...

So sweet of you guys to help out with the family in need. I can't even imagine what they must be going through.

And kudos to you for knitting gifts!

Lib said...

Oh Kris,How sad for the Little Girl! I am so Proud of you for coming through for them.You are a Blessings to so many of us!
You sure have the TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a Great wk.end a few weeks off from your job!
Blessins',Lib

fabricartist21 said...

I remember those days when I was too busy. Love it now ok? It will be gone soon. I knit and would love that pattern for those gloves. anyway I am having a huge giveway on my blog and will be adding a new item everyday untol 12/24. Check it out.

Gina said...

What a wonderful thing you and your friends are doing for that family.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Farm Chick Paula said...

Sounds like you've been one busy lady in the kitchen! The cookies sound wonderful.
That's so sweet of you to help that family... such a sad thing to lose a loved one this time of year. Sad anytime, but especially now...
Love the mitts- such a beautiful color!

Obe's said...

Sounds like your a very busy lady!
Have a great weekend!
Diane

Gill - That British Woman said...

That is ever so nice of you to do that Kris.

Gill in Canada

Miriam said...

It's a wonderful way to share God's love at Christmas. Blessings on Jessie's friend's family and yours.

Libby said...

That's a whoppin' lot of cookies - can't wait to see the pics from the decorating *S*