Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Party Weekend

Welcome! Come in, sit down; coffee, tea, or maybe some of this mocha mix. EM and my Mother-in-Law mixed it together yesterday. My MIL watched EM so I could go into ED's classroom and help the kids make gingerbread houses. Let me tell you, it may sound like a frivolous activity, but it was interesting to watch the kids assemble not only their houses, but make trees out of gum drops, lamp posts out of candy canes, and so forth, all without any more instruction then "spread the icing on the graham cracker and place it on one side of the milk carton. There are some future engineers in that class.

I'm beginning to feel the stress of the season. This weekend, as you can see from my title, is our Christmas Party Weekend. (Last weekend was Christmas Program Weekend, and next weekend is Celebrate Christmas Weekend. What can I say, I like labels and themes.) Though we are hosting only one of the party's, I need to make something for the others. This wouldn't be so bad, if I had more time. This morning I was at EM's Christmas party, to kick off the weekend, which only gives me a few hours this afternoon to put our house in order and complete some baking before the babysitter arrives.

For tonight's party I'm making these: Curry Chicken Salad Crisps. Considering my current anxiety attack over time maybe these were not the best choice, but I've been dying to make them since first seeing the recipe.

From the sound of the weather report I may be baking tomorrow between sledding runs. The predicted snow amount keeps rising, but we shall see. One snow flake has yet to fall. I've seen this before, they call for apocalyptic amounts of snow are called for, the weekend is canceled, the milk and bread shelves are wiped clean, and no snow falls.

Well, it is time for me to go back to cleaning and cooking. Enjoy your hot drink and head over to Rachel Anne's at Home Sanctuary. Many Company Girls wrote about their favorite Christmas memories, I can't wait to read them.

Merry Christmas!


Shawna R. B. Atteberry said...

Wow it sound like you have a busy weekend. Hope you get it all done and have fun!

joyceandnorm said...

I'm sure you'll find some fun in the midst of the holiday stress. It is flying by way to quickly though. Enjoy your time with friends and family.

Anonymous said...

The snack was great and since not many of us ventured out, more for those of us who showed up!!!!

One More Equals Four said...

I am right there with you. Although this weekend has taken care of most of our responsibilities until Christmas weekend so I am hoping at least the beginning of the week may provide some relief. I am assuming, based on weather reports I have heard that ya'll indeed, do have snow! Happy sledding! :)

mholgate said...

Hi there! I'm spreading out my Coffee this week, since I didn't get around to everyone on Friday.

How did all the baking go? I've been baking a few things here and there, but I scaled WAY BACK this year. We are going to have 15 people in our home on Friday so I decided to put most of my time and energy into making that special.

I'm not stressed over it. I look forward to having all of our family in one place for a change. I'm done Christmas shopping, but I do need to find time to wrap in the next two days! :)

Have a joy-filled Christmas!