Wednesday, December 11, 2013
My Little Man
Wheee, time for a Nanny break after all the doings this morning. A nap will be happening later today as AJ the beagle misbehaved badly last night :(
As I was wrapping yet more gifts last night I heard the next door neighbor dogs having a barking fit. Not to be left out of whatever was happening in the hood AJ the beagle insisted on going out. Our sweet neighbor called soon after at 11:45 to tell me her dogs had killed some sort of animal, AJ the beagle was trying to drag whatever the varmint was under the fence to our side, YUCK!!!! She absolutely refused to come in when I called her, grr Out I go in my nightgown with hubby's winter coat and boots on to drag the D... dog back in. She drove me crazy all night wanting to go back out to the killing scene. DOUBLE GRRR. Needless to say she is on my naughty list today. The neighbor must have found the corpse while he too was out with a flashlight after I hand drug our rotten dog back in as Miss AJ has no interest in exploring today. She has spent her morning lounging on the sofa under a quilt. Dogs and kids, can't live with them, can't live without them!!
I am oh sew close to being done with the last of the homemade Christmas gifts. The To Do list is shrinking a bit each day leaving me time to truly enjoy this special season. LOVE THAT!! Having a plan and working that plan a little at a time over the summer has really paid off this year. Not only was the work spread out I was able to save so much on supplies by buying only on sale during the year. From here on out that will be my way to go. I already have a list hanging on the scrap/sewing room wall of 2 Christmas gifts I want to make for next year. I will have my list in hand for the after Christmas/New years sales this year. Nothing better than picking up supplies at the 50%-75% off sales. Time I have money...not sew much with a looming home improvement list that will start back in the spring once I build up our savings once again.
Does anyone else do some of your Christmas shopping for the next year at the after Christmas sales? What do you find are the best deals? Another of my favorites to buy are the special baking supplies that are dirt cheap, no one in my family sticks there nose up over the fact our cookies or whatever might have a Christmas flair or flavor.
White Chocolate/Peanut butter, Rice Krispy Treats
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 cups white chocolate
1/2 cup peanuts (Optional)
3 cups Rice Krispies
Melt Chocolate and peanut butter in microwave.
Add nuts (if your using them) and rice krispies, mix until coated
Drop whatever size you like onto wax paper.
Once firm package in air tight container.