Jill and Irene are out of school. We are working around Isaac's work schedule. There are down times mixed with busy times. Lists are being checked off.
Saturday Jill and the I's came to make their traditional cookies - gingerbread and sugar cookies. The dough was ready, the cookie cutters and pans were prepped, Jill brought the sprinkles. Aprons were selected, or not. Cookie cutters were sorted. You see, Jill has strict rules about which are for gingerbread - mostly animals - and which are for sugar cookies with sprinkles.
The gingerbread are done first, so they can cool and be ready for decorating with icing later.
Some cookies got very precise sprinkles, until it wasn't fun anymore. Irene's are always precision works of art.
This year I got all of the logistics set up and then I assigned myself the watcher of the oven and parked myself on a stool just out of the action.
The gingerbread are detailed with royal icing. Once I got the icing ready, they all set to work. I even got in on the action. After all, it was a sit down job.
Clean up done, they left by late afternoon. Tom and I ate left overs for dinner and then started on gift wrapping before finding some TV to watch.
I guess I skipped Friday. We had breakfast as usual and delivered cookie tins to our breakfast friends. In the afternoon we visited our friend Jeanne, who can no longer join us for breakfast. She got cookies too.
This morning, Sunday, we were up early to watch the World Cup final. What a thrilling game, going into overtime and then into a penalty kick shoot out. We were rooting for Argentina, along with much of the world I think. With much help from super star Lionel Messi, Argentina won. Yay!
After finally getting out of my chair and getting dressed we have had a slow day. The gift wrapping is done. Charlie/Mewdini came to visit.He wanted strokes and snacks. He got both. His winter coat is thickening up, just on time.
There may or may not be snow, but it is getting cold!
There will be more action here on Tuesday for sure.