We are getting ready for Christmas around the farm. The tree is up and the presents are bought or made. (almost) They are all wra......oh who am I kidding!!!! I HATE wrapping presents. I think it's a waste of time and a waste of pretty paper. Plus, I'm not really good at it. Maybe it's because I know that in just a few days the paper will be ripped to shreds. I always leave it to the last minute. Then I go and give them to people who in return give me a beautifully wrapped present with bows and ribbon and pretty little name tags. Mines lucky to have a name written on the paper with a Sharpie.
One thing I AM good at is making cookies. For the last few days we have also been on cookie over load. I've been baking at least on type of cookie a day. I can remember my mom baking cookies and making candies before Christmas. I loved it. I'm not a big sweets eater, but I just love the action of making Christmas candies and cookies. The last time I went to the grocery store I saw plain sugar cookies. They were in a plastic container with a bunch of different colors of icing so that you can decorate them. I thought that was sad. Making the cookies were the fun part not just icing them. Sugar cookies are one of the most basic cookies out there. Why not get a recipe, make them, and make memories along with the cookies.
Oh well, I guess to each their own. I just wished more people would slow down and enjoy the Christmas season. If you have to start earlier that's fine, just enjoy it. I'm sure the presents will be forgotten before too long, but the memories will be forever.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, feeling the Christmas Spirit and cookie baker