So, three Very random things...
1. Lots of people commented on my yarn bowl that was pictured in yesterday's blog post. So, thank you! I love it too. I got it from Knit Picks and it was very inexpensive, as yarn bowls go. I love how shiny and smooth the polished wood is. It's light enough to toss into my knitting bag and, unlike the several ceramic ones I've had, my Knit Picks yarn bowl has not broken when I've dropped it. Knock, or more like bang, on wood. And if you hurry, Santa could bring you your very own wooden yarn bowl. But you'll need to hurry. The Knit Picks website says if you want it by Christmas, tomorrow is the last day to order with standard shipping and the 20th with expedited shipping.
2. I apologize in advance for the rant. This is probably a big part of why my thoughts are so out of control at the moment. And I don't mean to stir the political pot. This is a knitting blog, not a political blog and I refuse to discuss politics here. But.... Neither my husband nor I have health insurance through our jobs and we don't earn a ton of money. We get our "free" ObamaCare, which for the last few years has cost us several hundred dollars a month. This year, however, our wonderful government has decided that our mandated health insurance is going to cost us 69% of our gross salary. Sixty Nine Percent! Of our Gross pay! What in the bloody Hell?? If we were to pay it, we wouldn't even have enough left over to pay our most basic utilities. Of course, we wouldn't need to make utility payments because after a few months, we wouldn't have a house anymore. Just, Bloody Hell.
|Moments before I pulled the tree over on myself....|
(Random Christmas photo added for interest)
3. I really need to move past my current swirly thoughts/Christmas denial situation and do some Christmas baking. You know, actually bake the cookie dough instead of eating it raw, by the bowl full while I knit and watch Hallmark movies. We bake so many cookies that I make the dough in advance and freeze it. On Cookie Baking Day, I take the dough out of the freezer while I'm waiting for the coffee pot to percolate and by the time I have a couple of gallons of caffeine in my system, the dough has thawed and is ready to go. Looks like this year, I need to go re-buy the ingredients and start over. Oops.
Every year we make snickerdoodles, rum balls, regular chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip and pumpkin cookies. And this year, because I'm in total Christmas denial and think I have all the time in the world, and because I found the forgotten recipe while searching the blog for the other recipes to link to and, it just so happens that I discovered two large jars of peanut butter shoved into the back of the pantry the other day, I just might make chocolate chip peanut butter cookies too. Besides, if I'm going to put us all into diabetic comas, I may as well go ahead and do it before our health insurance runs out.
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