I am trying hard to get into the Christmas spirit, but it is difficult right now. I have made some cookies: Chocolate Crinkles and Raspberry Walnut Thumbprints this past week. You can find the recipe for the latter here.
Yesterday I made Oatmeal Gingersnaps. I found the recipe in an old Country Woman Christmas book. They are delicious!
I am debating whether to make the batter for my Christmas Butter Cookies. I will be the only one decorating them this year and it seems too much work right now. Sigh....
I was trying to complete the finishing on "Jingle as ye enter, Jingle as ye go" and realized that I don't have the dowel needed to hang it. I will get as far as possible, but this probably won't be ready this year. Sigh....
All this sighing is due to the fact that Mom is still in acute rehab at the hospital, but will be returning home on Wednesday. I have arranged to have an aide with her 12 hours a day, but I will probably have to sleep at her place each night until I see how she is doing. I am not sure that I made the right decision in not having her moved to a sub-acute rehab facility, but since it requires a 2 week quarantine alone in a room as well as no outside visiting at all for the entire stay, I just couldn't do that. Mom has been extremely unhappy with not being home as it is and I can visit each day at the hospital. I know she wouldn't eat and would be very depressed at a facility alone and without my visiting during this pandemic.
I am trying to keep the Christmas spirit by wrapping presents as well as baking cookies. Christmas is going to be quite strange this year.
I did manage to add some stitches to October Morning while monitoring my Math Center extra help.
I finished the orange for the tree and added some light grey to the fence. I like seeing the progress I am making on this piece.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will try to add a few stitches to Three Boats. I may try to finish my wrapping today also.
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