Today is a good day to be Irish! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all – whether you are biologically Irish, or honorary Irish. Party responsibly!
We’re going to a Halloween costume party this Friday and I’ve finally got my costume all ready to go. I decided to make my own costume this year, just for the fun of it. I decided to dress like an angel and managed to find some nice angel wings and a halo at the costume store. I bought a very pretty white nightgown for the angel gown, figuring that I can actually wear it as a nightgown later. (Yeah, I’m practical like that!) My boyfriend is dressing up like a devil; we are representing ourselves as “Heaven and Hades.”
I’m really looking forward to the party – it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a costume party, and I really enjoy them a lot! I hope we win the best couples costumes prize!
Have you ever gotten so tired of being interrupted by people that you just walk out of the room? For the past six years I have tried very hard to be polite and not interrupt people. I can remember about five years ago I was hosting a family party at my house and there was a short lull in my hostess duties so I tried to join the conversation between my mother any my son. I don’t remember what the conversation was about, but what I DO remember is that when I tried to jump into the conversation my mother snapped at me “you have a very rude habit of interrupting people!”
Ever since then I have tried SO HARD to not interrupt people. There have been so many times that I have wanted to join into a conversation and never got the chance to join it because I didn’t want to be rude and interrupt. And yet people are often interrupting me! So much so that I have come to the conclusion that no one wants to hear what I have to say anyway! Maybe that’s why I’ve become interested in blogging – people can’t interrupt me quite so much!
The last couple of times that I’ve had family parties when I got the chance to say something, to participate in a conversation I’ve been interrupted every single time after only getting one or two words out. So now after a couple of attempts I just leave the room and go do something productive. Like the dishes. Or blogging.
As I mentioned in my previous post, we had to bring cookies to the gift wrapping party. I brought some home made peanut butter cookies that everyone raved about. They were easy-peazy to do, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. I got the recipe from a lady that I used to work with a long time ago. She had brought them to an office party and everyone asked for her recipe. I hope she doesn’t mind my sharing it with you!
Lazy Day Peanut Butter cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients. Drop by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Do NOT over-bake!
Yes, it is that simple! The mixture is hard to stir, but there really are only three ingredients! I hope you enjoy them!
Today I went to a Christmas gift wrapping party thrown by one of my good friends. Everyone that was invited had to bring a few gifts that needed wrapping and a dozen homemade cookies to share. We spent a couple of hours wrapping each others gifts and eating cookies. We had to bring copies of our cookie recipes to share. I wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as we did. I went there anticipating to be relatively bored, but we actually had a great time! We listened and sang to Christmas songs and drank hot chocolate and/or apple cider while wrapping the gifts. Before we wrapped the gifts we had to explain who the gift was for and why we chose the gift for the person. That made it a lot of fun. One gal brought some “gag” Grinch boxer shorts for her hubby for a gift. What a riot!