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Monday, December 15, 2008

If Life Gives You Cranberries, Don't Make Cookies

This weekend was one of those weekends. Unfortunately, not the good kind where you stay in pj's and/or bed all weekend with someone. This was the kind you just do alone, because....well, what else is there to do. A weekend alone can be a good thing if you are in the mood. During this holiday rush though, sometimes time alone seems so amplified. The aloneness echoes through the silent house. For some reason I just didn't know what to do with myself this weekend. A Friday night office Christmas party didn't help matters either. Not exactly my cup of tea. I guess the party animal in me escaped the zoo many years ago. I went so I wouldn't be the only one NOT there.




I slept really late on Saturday and somehow never made it to getting dressed for the day. Come to think of it, I never got dressed on Sunday either. I paid some bills online; then, excited over my left over wealth of $67 to Christmas shop with, I promptly shopped online and spent it a few times over. Several times in fact. Without even getting dressed. I did manage to finish my tree and also made cookies, which look a whole lot better then they taste. Don't try to embellish a good cookie recipe by throwing in various things. Like dried cranberries. They made the cookies quite...dry. I need to learn to just leave well enough alone and not try to improve on an already good thing. I know they say life is what you make it, but sometimes you just get dry cookies.

12 comments:

kats said...

Sorry, girl... On the bright side, maybe you'll save the calories by not eating these cookies and next weekend you can make real chocolate chip ones!

I went to my office Christmas party too and also hated it. I also hate it but I always feel that I have to go because some of my team is based abroad and I think it's rude if I don't show up when they're in town. I didn't drink a sip of alcohol in the party - and that shows my mood...

So, ou plans for next weekend include PJs and chocolate cookies? DEAL!

Kallen305 said...

I don't do Christmas parties anymore. I cannot stand drunk people and avoid them at all costs. ;o)

Sorry about your cookies. I agree about the chocolate chip cookie idea. Everything tastes better with chocolate. ;o)

Day Traveler said...

Great cookie photo though!
;)

NCmountainwoman said...

One of the best things about retirement is that you no longer have to attend the office parties.

pat said...

Well..... that and living in NC!!

citizen of the world said...

But how would you know that if you hadn't tried? Cranberries sound liek a good idea, amyway.

I never much liked forced office parties either.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Pat, your tree looks nice. Is that an antique Santa ornament? Cranberries sound good to me.
Marnie

simplycol said...

The cookies look absolutely delicious. :-) and so does your tree. Good for you for taking time out over the weekend. And I too hate Staff Christmas parties. Haven't gone to one in years.

Grace said...

bummer about your cookies! dried cranberries improve bread for sure, but i've never thought about what they'd do to cookies.
meanwhile, are office parties ever fun? i'm convinced that they're not. ever. :)

pat said...

I think next year I will take everyones advice and skip the office party...! and truthfully i think i overcooked the cookies!

bernthis said...

I have every other weekend without my daughter and I know what it is to just not change out of your PJ's. I have gotten a lot more comfortable with the idea of being alone on those days and actually took myself to dinner and a movie the other night and honestly, I had a great time with me. Never thought I could say that.

Happy holidays.

WA said...

Happy holidays, Pat!

Wendi