I just spent 5 and 1/2 straight days with no work.
5 days with no alarm clocks buzzing into a good dream before the sun is up. 5 days with no real agenda. 5 glorious days of giant feasts and pie for lunch. 5 days of movie watching, book reading, music playing, crazy shopping, and nephew loving.
To say I was bit grumpy to be back at work today is an understatement.
The best part about the holidays are those days off, the ones where you’re in a house with family and you almost never know what time it is because you’re having too much fun to look at a clock. Breakfasts are relaxed, coffee talk goes well into the morning, lunch is whatever (and whenever) you want, and dinner is served just in time for more dessert.
And when you have to go back to work inbetween those perfect holiday days, baking cookies is one thing that helps keep that holiday spirit going.
Maybe making a batch of cookies isn’t as good as taking a nap with your nephew or playing music while the turkey roasts or just reading, for hours, because you can…but it’s the next best thing, for sure.
I’ve never done a cookie swap before, but I think I need to start.
As soon as the Christmas music starts playing, I want to be baking. It’s the perfect excuse to make something for a neighbor or your husband or that cute someone across the street.
And why haven’t cookies been named the national dessert already?
I think I just found my platform for when I run for President – cookies for everyone!
If you haven’t started your holiday baking or are looking for some new recipes to try, here’s a few of my favorite cookies to share:
What cookies do you make for the holidays?