Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, Pig Day! More cookies

Here is my special pink pig that I save all my change in all year.  Today I will take the contents to the bank and see how much I have saved.  I know it will be a smaller year as I really cut back on almost all unnecessary spending to pay off bills.  After mom passed I quit going out as much to the shops as she was the reason we went anyway.

I will let you know tomorrow the total.

In the mean time take a look at that side chart I am going below $30,000 soon on the house.  It will be before the new year.  I am so blessed and so excited.

I really had a time of it yesterday.  I have had problems with severe heartburn with this new medication.  I had to lay down for about an hour and it was so painful on top of the bad headache.  I just really don't like it.  I am hoping today is better.

I was able to get all of my sewing done that I wanted to and I have several band uniforms I have to get mended today.  Other than that I have nothing really pressing in the shop.  I would like to get to the two wedding things I have due out this month, but we shall see how that goes.

 Here is last nights messy kitchen.  I did not get into the kitchen to bake until about 8:00 as I took the great nephews for dress shoes which in Lewiston is a fiasco.  There is no little selection here and we had to go to 4 stores before we found anything that would work.   I also had a a few errands to run after I picked the boys up.  So I got them Mc'd's and they sat in the car eating while I ran into joanns for a zipper, also to the bank and into the church to grab something. Finally we got shoes that fit and they liked at Penneys.

We also picked up a winter coat for one of them as he was wearing a very thin leather coat and it was 24 degrees.  There was a terrific sale at Penneys and the cashier also gave me $10.00 off plus my points so the coat was under $30.00 and it was a originally $169.00. Hopefully this coat can be passed down to a younger brother.




 Started a double batch of Swedish sour cream cookies.  These can be dropped or rolled.  I will do 1/2 and 1/2.  I put this dough in the fridge for later.

See my mess it looks like last nights mess.

























These are the kokocasse.  They are a light Delicious coconut short bread.  Number 2 done!

















I rolled the balls for the ginger cookies that will be 1/2 dipped in chocolate.  Now if I can hide these from Hub's it will be a hold miracle.  #3 done.

















I made up a batch of Sucre citron kakke.#4 done!
I ran out of yellow sugar so made my own with sugar and food coloring
These cookie stamps were made by my great grandmother.  Aren't they great.  They work so much better than the newer ones you can buy.  They never stick.  I have no idea what kind of clay they were fired out of.

Well I need to go get a couple pounds of pork sausage, cat food, yet another zipper, cash in my pig.  I also have to get my brother's gift out today so it can arrive by December 12th the first day of Christmas.  I am also making all the meatballs this afternoon.  I hope to get to 3 other cookies tonight.  I am leaving the rolled cookies for Saturday when I have less interruptions.  Well I will have the hub's and the dog, so maybe......









Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative..

Kim







16 comments:

  1. You have sure been busy with all that baking. It all looks so good. I haven't started!
    You have to be so proud of yourself for all the finances you have paid down and off. It is very encouraging.

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    1. I am so focused it is scary. When will you start your baking? What do you make?

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    1. I would love to. Do you want me to put them on the blog or send them to you direct?

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I think of you often and those cute little kids of yours.

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  4. Blessings to you. I enjoy popping in and reading what you've been up to. Sorry about that ole heartburn. I will need to get after Christmas goodie baking next week. This week I have to get the decorating finished. HopeHope.
    All the best,
    d

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    1. Thanks Deanna. Yesterday I tried eating before I took meds and it helped.

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  5. Well done on paying down the house! Look at all those cookies you made! Wow! They all look delicious! Hope your piggy bank had lots of money saved in it!

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  6. I love the pig and can't wait to see how much money in in her. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on going below $30,000 on your mortgage soon. That is just fantastic! Before you know it, you will have no mortgage! And that is the best feeling in the world.

    So sorry that you are having such a time with the heartburn. I have suffered with it for over 4 years so I know what you are going through. It's just awful. When you lay down make sure that you either stack your pillows to lay down so that your head is elevated or get a wedge pillow to elevate your head. Your cookies look delicious. I can almost smell them!

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    1. Thanks, I am so determined. Last year it was debt this year it is the mortgage.

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  7. It will be exciting to see what the total is in your pig. My youngest has so many different banks. At some point we should empty and figure out how much she has-perhaps a good graduation activity before she goes off to college. Do you have a guess before you count the change?

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    1. It is a fun way to save a little. Mom and I had a contest the last few years.

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  8. I simply can't believe how much you get done in a day!! And it is always for someone else! Your mother in law paid you a HUGE compliment when I stuffed their socks for you! (which by the way, it didn't all fit....lol) She said ("Those kids are the most caring and giving people I know") I have to agree!! Your amazing!! Get feeling better and hope the PIG is loaded!!

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  9. IT never all fits, but that is half the fun. Who doesn't want an overflowing stocking? Joel is driving me crazy this morning. I just sent him to get a haircut.

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