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Monday, December 20, 2010

Miscellany Monday.....

Only 5 shopping days left until Christmas. Seems like that is all I heard this weekend. Yes, retailers, we know how to read the calendar. Thanks for the update : )  Our weekend was pretty good. Good enough for me to have some Monday random musings from the happenings....

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

ONE. This past Friday night was my annual cookie exchange with my girlfriends. We spend the days before baking tons of cookies. We bring a dozen for each person at the exchange and then come home with that many different cookies. This year we ordered hot food for dinner and cracked open some wine. It was so great to just have some adult conversation and relax. With the stress of the holidays, I feel like we never enjoy it as much as we should. And this was a great way to start enjoying the season.
Baking preparations....

I made 3 different types of cookies...

The thing is this....what am I now going to do with 10 dozen cookies??


TWO. One more thing about the cookie exchange. I got together with the girls at 7:30pm. I was home around 11:30pm. But I was the first one to leave the party (I had my mom at home babysitting). And of course, the 'mom guilt' sets in. Do you all feel like you are always watching the clock?? I feel like I can never truly enjoy myself no matter what I am doing. But I think that the mom guilt needs to go away. Because it seems like there is never any 'dad' guilt!!!

THREE. I also got to spend time with one of my best friend's this weekend. We grew up together and have been friends forever. We have been there to support one another through good times and bad. The thing is, we now have different lives. I am married, staying at home and raising a family. She is single and working in NYC. We don't really get to spend alot of time together for that reason. But after visiting with her, it makes me realize, now matter how different your worlds are, if a friend is a true friend, they will always be around : )

FOUR. This was the conclusion last night of my weekend....


Have a great day everyone......

10 comments:

The White House said...

Cookie exchanges are so much fun! I always end up taking all of my cookies to work for my co-workers! Have a great day!

LeeAnn said...

Happy Monday Jennifer! As of about 30 minutes ago, my Christmas shopping was DONE. All in one day and one hour. LOL

One. The cookie exchange sounds like fun! If you can't figure out what to do with some of those cookies, send them down here. I have already had to get my "big girl jeans" back out, so I might as well enjoy myself as much as I can, right? :-)

Two. Mom guilt while your mom is babysitting? When my mom is with my kids I don't even take a watch with me! LOL I know they are well taken care of and my mom LOVES to be there. What is there to feel guilty about?

Three. I totally agree.

Four. I didn't really peg you for an Arbor Mist kind of girl. ;-)

Have a great week!

Joni said...

yes i constantly feel like i have to watch the time and never really able to enjoy myself. i can't even go to the bathroom alone. seriously! i guess i will be able to in 18 years.

Kim said...

Okay, I completely feel that mom guilt all the time. I too feel like I can NEVER relax. sigh. Found you through Miscellany. Joined up to follow you.

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Spending time with adults is such a treat! Sounds like a wonderful time.

Shannon said...

A cookie exchange sounds like so much fun! Where was my invitation? Haha! I can't honestly remember the last time I spent time without Bean in tow with my friends.

That's a cute wine glass, girl!

Happy almost Christmas!

flip flops and pearls said...

I had that same tumbled marble in my beach house..OH I MISS IT!! (thats where I also got the brownie box, lol, missing it even more!)

And that wine glass.....I need it!!

Hope your day is great & thanks for your sweet comments. I will move forward...maybe not too fast, lol.

Get ready to link up on the 4th, you have a lil time to prepare:) I need to start now cause I was late this morning!

AllieMakes! said...

I hear ya on the mom guilt! It totally puts a rain cloud on even the most deserved outings! And I didn't even know there was such a thing as "Dad-guilt"! It sure doesn't happen around here! LOL

Jumping Jack said...

I want to do a cookie exchange! They look like so much fun!

Mommy guilt - I have it, I hate it, and I went out Monday night and did pretty good at checking it at the door! Drives me crazy that there is no daddy guilt!

Yay for time with the bestie! Doesn't it just make everything seem a little more tolerable?

Carol said...

I have never done a cookie exchange! Maybe I should try that next year as an alternative to gift giving - Yum!

I hear ya on no. 2, often I'd like to stay out for an extra hour but feel like I need to "RELIEVE" the babysitter even though the kids are in bed! I need to get over that - a night out should be enjoyed. On that note, tonight I am going to a gift wrapping party, I'm wearing my Xmas jammies, bringing a dish to pass, and going to wrap the crap out of my presents while I down a bottle of wine...I'm not going to check the clock - the kids will be with Daddy! LOL!