Friday, December 18, 2009

Far too busy

Whew, it's Friday, finally!

I'm tired.

I have had an extremely busy last few weeks. This week and last week were finals at school. I had group presentations in my management class and my interpersonal skills class, a big tax 'problem' that required several study group sessions, and a two hour final in my online religion class that I spent hours studying for.

I am happy to announce that I got straight A's in all four classes!

I started working full time at my new job this past Monday. I started in October and they let me work part-time while I attended school this semester. It's funny, because I planned my classes so that I could find a full time job, working days. I had four classes: one morning class 2x a week, an online class, and two long, once-a-week, evening classes. Because I was only working part-time, I kept on working at the gym, two afternoons a week. When I told them that I had gotten a full time day job, fortunately, I was able to switch from working afternoons to working evenings.

This past Monday, I took my final in religion.

On Tuesday, I worked both jobs.

Wednesday, I made cookies and candies: chocolate covered pretzels, peanut brittle, gingerbread snowmen and ginger babies, and chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

Thursday, I worked both jobs.

And tonight, I made biscochitos. I had to go to three grocery stores to find anise seeds. Is everyone making biscochitos this year?

It's not Christmas without lots of goodies! I still want to make another batch of fudge and some brownies, maybe some macaroons...

Do you like to bake for Christmas? What do you like to make?

Far too busy - song: Looking for a Friend, artist: David Bowie, album: Bowie at the Beeb


Nezzy said...

This Ozarks farm chick makes award winnin' fudge. (hear that? It's me pattin' myself on the back) I turn my kitchen into Candyland during the holiday prep. I make dark chocolate and milk chocolate pecan fudge, chocolate fudge w/peanut-butter marbled in, cashew patties, peanut clusters, white dipped pretzels/with dark chocolate drizzles and truffles filled with creamy rich dark chocolate dipped in milk chocolate. Mmmmmm, so good they'll make ya' drop your drawers! Then the pies...French Silk and Apple are baked. Ya'll can't have Christmas dinner without homemade hot~rolls! Will ya just grab me some butter honey? Yeah, I bake a little. Heeeheehe!!!

As we say down here in the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, "ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Mmmmm, I'm hankering for some of your peanut butter/chocolate fudge right now! And french silk pie, yummy!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day as well.

Thanks for dropping by and come again anytime.

Sydney said...

Yay Val on your A's!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Wow! You are busy. I'm planning on baking when my daughter gets home from college tomorrow. I had written the ingredients down for a few recipes on my shopping list, but I don't remember exactly what they were for now. When I find them in the cookbook again and make them, I might post some pictures. I really want to make gingerbread men, but that's a lot of work. I tried looking for some at the market, but they didn't have any. I guess it's too much work for their bakers too. Plus gingerbread men tend to lose their limbs easily.

Jo Castillo said...

Yes, we make biscochitos on Christmas Eve day! We make tamales, posole, enchilada casserole, red chile, beans, flour tortillas and natillas from NM. Then we also have ham, fruit salad and pecan pie. I love red chile with ham. Your cookies all sound great. I hope your Christmas is the best.

The Wades said...

How do you do it all??? Congratulations on your grades--very impressive indeed.