Yesterday, we had our first snow, a light sugarcoated dusting of 2-3 inches.
Everything is lovely and sparkly, which makes me look forward to more snow,
winter and Christmas. I was all bah humbug, until those snowflakes started
falling. Now, I'm unpacking ornaments and decorations, setting up the tree with
Malachi and Conner and looking forward to baking and decorating sugar cookies.
Yesterday, I saw a Christmas special where they gave away the secret ingredient
for making royal icing from scratch. It actually made me excited and I ran out to the
store to get it. What is it? MERINGUE POWDER. In year's past, my cookie icing
failed miserably, with my Mom's recipe of powdered sugar + water. It was missing
the secret ingredient, which makes it creamy, fluffy and easy to decorate with.
I've been looking at Christmas decorations in stores and can't help but notice the
mega GLITTER BOMB all over everything. It's really pretty and sparkly...but can also
get overwhelming, when you're looking through all of it and kick up a huge glitter
cloud that makes your eyes and the back of your throat itch and your clothes, face,
hands and hair all sparkly. I guess it's a small price to pay for things that sparkle
and shine. ;-)
I saw some really wonderful glitter deer ornaments at The Dollar Tree- you get
2 for a dollar. I thought they would be pretty for decorating presents or stringing
on a pretty mantle garland or a wreath.
We watched Enchanted last night. It was really sweet, cute and silly. Now that I
am feeling better from using the SAD light, I'm able to enjoy movies like
that and not criticize them.