A Throwback Thursday Smile

Giggles & Bits are not happening this Thursday. A long story that I’m too tired to explain it all, but suffice it to say: The Quilt Faire is next week.

This afternoon, I was looking through photos to find one for an upcoming class, and I saw it!  The photo that makes me smile each time I see it, because it’s of me with my 3-year old granddaughter making Christmas cookies.  Mixing stuff and breaking eggs were her favorite things, until it was time to use the cookie cutters. Half of our fun was getting to wear our matching aprons, and watching each other to make sure the other one was not sneaking nibbles of dough.

making cookies

And don’t forget the VHS tape with all the good Christmas Specials – watching them while decorating cookies became a tradition that began in the 80’s.  I recorded the tape while making Christmas cookies with my daughter. She and I love it even more now, as we watch her girls enjoy it. They can’t understand why we laugh so hard when the commercials come on. 80’s commercials are really bizarre!

Both of us have grown since the day this photo was taken. She is now in Middle School and does not think every boy has cooties. Despite what her dad tells her.

I am retired now, and writing this blog, making quilts and trying to finish my novel.

I am really, really tired now.


A Pinch Of This, and A Pinch Of That…

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Pinch of You.   This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes. We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you…

Recipe for Jodi Lea
Beat together until fluffy:
1 cup humor
1/4 cup stubbornness, coarsely chopped
1 cup tolerance
1/2 cup trusting
3/4 cup enthusiasm
1/2 cup imagination
1 cup addiction
1 cup faith
1/4 cup anxiety/depression mix
1/4 cup impatience
2 Tablespoons anger
1/2 Tablespoon resentment
1 cup Splenda®
Large bag of Movie Popcorn
Seasonings- beat well in small bowl before adding to above mixture:
2 squirts Holy water
2 teaspoons  Princess
1 teaspoon Bitch
Two heaping Tablespoons of naughty
Spread into a non-stick baking pan that has a tightly sealed lid.
Take to FedEx and ship to a beach in the Caribbean.
This is much better when baked the solar way, which could take a few weeks 😉