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So glad Christmas is over.

I have never found Christmas to be so stressful in my entire life. It was so rushed and busy I didn’t have more than 5 hours to relax all weekend. We were constantly going places or people were coming over. I managed to get a wii fit for Christmas and I barely even got to play it yet. I got a couple kitchen gadgets too. I got a coffee grinder that makes wonderful starbucks coffee in the morning for me, a waffle maker, some new pots and pans and a slap chop which chops up onions just like it does in the commercial!

Saturday night we went out to the bar and we all got loser drunk… I was suprised yesterday morning when I woke up not feeling hung over one bit. I made soup, cleaned, did laundry and had breakfast made before Dan even woke up! YAY ME!

Turkey Barley Soup

2 quarts turkey broth
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1 cup medium pearl barley
1 medium onion diced
3/4 cup carrots diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups cooked turkey

To make the stock I boiled half the turkey carcass mom gave me for 3 hours. I then strained it and pulled off the meat and added a little bit more meat from my left over bag. There was a bit of gravy also and some stuffing to add flavour. I then added everything else and simmered that for maybe 30 mins until the vegetables were done.

So thats my lunch for the week since I only have to work until thursday. I really wish I could have had more time off for Christmas.. I just felt so rushed and like I didn’t even get a break and its going to be the same this weekend too for New Years except I’m debating what I should do because I would like to go shopping saturday for the day but I don’t know because Dan’s going to the World Juniors games and they won’t be over until late. I might just head to the city on my own for the day or something. I would like to buy a couple new things.. including a new laptop for me.

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my favorite things

I thought since its so close to Christmas I would post my favorite cookies on here. We make these every year with mom and use the cookie press with it. They are so yummy like melt in your mouth yummy!

Cream Cheese Press Cookies

1 cup butter
1 package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour salt and cinnamon. Fill the cookie press and press out cookies onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-12 minutes depending on your oven and cool on a wire rack.

We usually make the christmas trees, wreaths which I think are actually snow flakes and camels. Camels because thats what the three wise men came on right?

I’m so excited to go home for Christmas only 2 more days after today! I’m going to see my best friend that got engaged a couple weekends ago first and missing church.. I know I know how horrible right? Then meeting my family at Grandma’s later for a late super/snack kind of deal. Should be good. Dan and I are both staying at mom and dad’s christmas eve and will probably get woken up at 5 in the morning by my little sister who as far as I know believed in santa last year but maybe not so much this year.. I can’t wait its going to be great!

Last night we took Kato for a walk finally, and I decided to add that too my new years resolutions. To take kato for a walk every night. Its so relaxing and crisp and just like a breath of fresh air! What else do I have so far on my list of new years resolutions.. go to curves when I’m at work, and print all of the pictures off our computer.. thats it so far.. Anyway I need to get my day started!

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its friday!

Friday Happy Dance!

So yesterday Dan and I picked up the last of our Christmas Lights to hang in our house, and he bought me Christmas Sweater. So we sat down in front of the tree and took some Christmas pictures. Just don’t tell anyone haha.. They turned out really really good. Dan is going to get 20 copies printed up today. I put some effects on the photo, and noticed it kinda looks like I have kato in a chokehold.. haha He wouldn’t sit still for the picture though.

We had pepper steak last night for supper, it was a disaster. Dan doesn’t measure the water/rice ratio, I put too much soya sauce in the mix, we don’t have mushrooms… yup what is this world coming to. I hope my bread tomorrow turns out way better. I’m thinking I might do a roasted chicken in the oven with mashed potatoes and stuffing for supper tomorrow. Its our last night with the hockey billet! Celebrate good times come on! I also get my car back today WOOP WOOP!

And, if it wasn’t for Revenue Canada, Dan and I would be getting along alot better.  I just get so stressed out all the time. I don’t know what to do about things or how to do them or even how to handle them and I just get stressed right out. But thats life.

A friend of ours went on a holiday with his girlfriend to mexico. As they were stepping off the plane back home she told him she can’t do long distance relationships and walked away. It was two days before his birthday and three days before their 2 year anniversary. Wow hey.. And then he hit a deer with his car. His family is going to Hawwii for Christmas and he is stuck here bcause he had plans with her for Christmas. So we invited him up here. I doubt he will come but there is a boxing day dance that is supposed to be pretty good. Maybe he can find himself a good ole sweetheart up here! Haha..

Anyway I should get ready for work, even though I don’t wanna go. I’m so tired! But TGIF!

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