Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, Sun is shining, but it is COLD!

 I have on a long blue sweater, covered by and even heavier sweater.  It is sunny but super cold out and the wind is blowing like crazy.  But I will take the sun.

I finally finished the dang Indian project which I think helped lighten my mood. I will deliver sometime today. I think the number of things in the shop and the fact that it is Wednesday, and I haven't even approached the piles, plus the wedding dress situation is driving my blues a little. I just keep telling myself that stewing about a problem never got anything done.  The only thing that will help this situation is to work at it.

Get your butt in there and get things done. Are my hands broken?  No.  SO quit with the pity party already. As you can see from the rack it is a little overwhelming right now.

I still did not make my cookie dough, which I swear I will do today.  I know I have posted this recipe before, but I will do it again for a reader.

Swedish sour creme cookies.  This recipe makes a huge number of cookies, and you can 1/2 it.

Cream together:

4 eggs

3 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups of margarine (not butter and not vegetable use Nuco or a high-quality margarine)

2 cups of sour cream

2 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp  of salt

Now add dry ingredients

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp of baking soda

8 cups of flour

Put in fridge for several hours or over night.  Add flour to dough if you are rolling and cutting.  Do not be afraid to add more flour to make a working consistency. This is a very cake like cookie.  You can also make a drop cookie with this, but always chill dough first. We always, always had these in the cookie jar.  It used up eggs, sour creme, and butter, which we always had too much of, although, they are better made with margarine.

When I was little my grandmother made these weekly.  She just dropped them by Spoonfuls, and sprinkled them with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg. If you want to keep them soft put a slice of bread in with them.  If you want to make dunkers, (a hard cookie to dunk in coffee) let them sit out. 

Frost these after dropped cooked with a lemon frosting.  Very good.  Or put some almond extract in frosting for cut outs.  Again, you will have to add more flour to roll these.  They are delicious. The sour creme really adds a flavor.

Kim, must make a list today.  Her inner brat who I will call Kay (my twin) needs a list to motivate her.

1. deliver skirts

2. get red dress started

3. go to banks (pray it hasn't moved again)

4. get Easter egg dye

5. Possible go to Signe's dental office?

6. meet with woman who is buying old curtains

7. make cookie dough

8. finish a wedding dress

9. go to joanns for zippers.

10. hem two pants

11. alter a sweatshirt

12. pile of mending

13. large pile of mending

14. call bride who has not answered

15. replace a zipper

16. replace a zipper

17. rip two suit coats and slacks

18. alter a prom dress 

19. hem a pile of things

20. finish red dress after try on 

21. alter red prom dress

22. fix lining in a mans suit

23.fix straps and add a god-et to a prom dress

Okay that is a long list, but a lot of it is running around town, so I will combine the errands and get home and get to work.,

At least the sun is shining.  DO lists help you or overwhelm you?

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



  1. I can't survive without lists. They are my jam. I always have a huge list going, at any given time. Right now, I should be working on what's on my list, but...soon enough!

    1. Well the list sure helped, but I felt like the day slipped away way too fast!e

  2. Lists help me to know how productive I am. You can always put on the list--brush teeth, put on left shoe, put on right

    I will take any weather if the sun shines. I need the sun!

  3. Cold and wet here. I've had endless meetings, my list, so now am starting work work, after peeking at blogger. Ok, break done. You're doing great Kim and Jay can sit in a corner looking the other way if your rack bothers her.

    1. It is actually snowing big sleety flakes right now. Dang weather.

  4. The cold air is supposed to reach us overnight. From lows in the 50's to lows in the 30's. Gotta love it.
    I am a list maker too but your list is pretty long. Glad the sun is out cheering you up a bit. Gloomy days zap my energy.

  5. Glad it is sunny there! It is pouring down here now Oh well! April showers like this are gonna wash all the flower seeds down the gutter and into the creek.

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    1. You had better cut it in 1/4 you will be eating these forever!

  7. It is cold over here too and they are expecting the temps to drop further. Some years are like this. Without a proper Spring we jump right into Summer. I think, I have to make a list right now to prioritize chores. Lists overwhelm me a little.

  8. Cooler, rained and wind is still howling and will be tomorrow when Saturday morning is below freezing(on my to do list is recover garden bed that has the peas in it).

    1. I am afraid to go look at my little portable green house.

  9. I have to have a list or I get nothing done. When I go out to run errands, I organize my list according to where I have to go and circle back home. This way I am not wasting gas. My family laughs at my lists.

    1. I do the same thing. Don't let them laugh at you! Well I am just a joke most of the time so I guess they can laugh.

  10. You've made a good dent in your list, Kim, way to go! I haven't made cookies in decades (literally).

    The snow is gone (it disappeared fast) and we're back to overcast and low temps. I'm headed out for a Mom-Day adventure soon! Have a great weekend!

    1. Wish I could go with you, it is laundry, baking and sewing for me before the grand kids hit the house, then it is cookie decorating, and egg dying and grandma collapsing.