Friday, December 15, 2006

Interfaith holiday cookies

As I mentioned in my last post, Coffeeboy and I have been working on making holiday cookies. Yum! Actually, these were done on... Monday (?) night; I've just been slow about updating my blog.

Un-iced cookies

Christmas cookies

Turning into... iced cookies!
Iced cookies
Between baking and icing, these took a long, fun, worthwhile evening!

Iced cookies close up Dreidels
Santas, trees, stars, and dreidels!
So they're not totally interfaith... we don't have any pagan symbols for Solstice or images for Kwanzaa or, well, you get the point!

This December has been a strange month. I have all these illusions of free time that I'm forgetting are really quite insubstantial. I'm only auditing one class, so it hardly feels like the semester is ending. I've been trying to get myself sorted out for finishing two incompletes I have, both of which require writing 15-20 page papers. I'm not feeling terribly inspired by either of them, since they're not in my major area of interest and have little to do with possible future dissertation topics. Thus, I'd much rather be digging around in potential dissertation topics right now than working on the incompletes! Nevertheless, I've been working on both papers a lot, leading to things like forgetting to blog about cookies, falling behind on holiday knitting, and the like.

In between sorting out what I'm actually writing my papers on, there are all the holiday events: parties, concerts, shopping, family arriving later this coming week, etc. Every time I think, "classes are over! I have two weeks to work on papers before we go away at New Year's," I forget just how little working time there will actually be in these next two weeks!

Regarding commenting: I've read if you hit "preview the comment" (or whatever it says) that's one workaround that lets folks comment. I suspect the real issue, though, has to do with signing up for a Google account to replace one's old blogger account.

Hanukkah starts tonight! Have a happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it!

4 comments:

cathy said...

Happy Hanukkah! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a serious batch of cookies! Have a great Hanukkah! :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a serious batch of cookies! Have a great Hanukkah! :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Anonymous said...

Yumm--I may have to get going on my cookies after seeing yours, but my oven won't reach 250 degrees...oven man coming tomorrow at 1. Happy Chanukah.

Jen