Mmmm…cookies

I’m making chocolate chip cookies.

My friend, Sharon, gave me a fantastic Christmas gift — a mason jar filled with chocolate chip cookie ingredients (minus the egg, massive amount of butter and vanilla extract) with directions on how to make them on the label.

I’m so stealing that as my crafty Christmas gift idea for 2007. I didn’t manage to come up with anything this past Christmas. I was going to make chocolate bark, but realized it was just beyond me. Not the actual melting of chocolate and adding of toffee and peppermint pieces. Just the coordination and time consumption. The only Christmas decorations I managed were my traditional cards-on-a-ribbon hanging from our dining room entrance.

Next year, though, when I’ll have a 2 1/2-year-old and a baby just about to start crawling, I want a Christmas tree and to get back to my craftiness.

Anyway. So I’m making cookies. Mmm…cookies. I ran out of cookies that other people made and have had to resort to making them myself. Which isn’t a good thing.

Cooking I can do. Baking apparently involves too much science. All that exact measuring and timing.
On an un-related note, I spoke at church on Sunday. The theme for the month was “Angels” so I talked a bit about some of the everyday angels in my life. And then launched into New Year’s resolutions. (No, I’m not sure how the two go together, either. I used some segue involving Duncan to tie them together.)

My resolution for 2007 is to empower myself. Or, rather, to continue the empowerment that I’ve already begun.

After all, I’ve started my own business, expanded my family, put a new roof on the house. OK, we paid people to do the roof. But I still lived through the 3 days of pounding and sounds of the world crashing down over my head.

I feel good things coming. Challenging things, perhaps. But good challenges. Empowering.

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