Merry Christmas Eve

I have not done much holiday baking for years, but what I have come to make, if anything, are these extremely simple and addictive cookies/candy…or should I call them Christmas Crack? I know that will power is not my strong suit, so I will be sharing these this year with friends and neighbors.

Here is the SIMPLE recipe, as it was given to me by a co-worker years ago:

Lay out a single layer of graham crackers on a foil-lined cookie sheet.

Boil 2 sticks margarine and 1/2 cup sugar, stirring constantly until it is the consistency of honey.

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Pour over the crackers, sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Cool completely and break into pieces.

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So, I use butter. I sometimes use less butter…say 1 3/4 sticks. I find I bake them 3 to 5 minutes longer. And today, I added chocolate chips to one pan!

There you have an easy treat when you need it. Use your creativity…almost any variation would work!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

A Wonderful Christmas Story

This man has been touched by history and a great Christmas story. (The picture contains a link to the story)

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A very old picture emerges of what life must have been like in his apartment in the early 1900s.

May your days be Merry and Bright…and may we all know the joy of wanting things for others!

(pictures from Internet; story from Todayonline)

http://www.todayonline.com/world/americas/chimneys-poignant-surprise-letters-santa-missed-long-ago

Yoga Class Gift

This morning, the yoga instructor offered each of us a holiday gift. She opened a box of Angel Cards, spread them out and we could pick one.

If you are not new to this blog, you may not have to guess what I drew. With eyes closed and heart open I mixed them and drew. Here is my tiny gift with a big message…

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As I think about the messages I have posted, it also occurs to me that I have not shared that not only has this been my word for the season…it has been my word for the year!

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(picture from my journal – Jan, 2015)

Merry Peace on Earth Christmas!

Let there be Peace on Earth

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Have you noticed how people seem to be friendlier and more loving and kind this Christmas season? Have you noticed all the posts on social media regarding peace or the fact that there is good news out there? I suppose some might think this always happens during the holidays and it should. However, I feel that people are acting differently.

I am not one to rattle on about religion, politics or world news, but we can’t live in this world without seeing and hearing about all these things. So, I am just going to share some things here you have already seen, perhaps, but some good things that can still be found. Click the pictures below to be taken to some heartwarming stories…

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So, as I have mentioned in other posts, peace is what I would love to have for Christmas this year and it has to start with me…and you…and you. We can really only be affective in our little parts of the world, so I say “Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.” Will you join me?

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Happy Birthday

Today I am not posting about Christmas. It is my husband’s birthday…a pretty big one…so I do my best to make it a special day for him.

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I feel so fortunate to be sharing life with him. I am grateful and look forward to sharing many more of his birthdays.

Happy Birthday, dear Randy, happy birthday to you! I do love you!