Life,  Process

Saturday Baking and Appreciating Life…’Tis the Season for Sweet Insight

Christmas Lights in Home

19 days ’til Christmas.  How did THAT happen?

We ask that question every year, don’t we?

The hub-bub is underway:  decorating, shopping, wrapping, card-writing, card-receiving, baking….

Yes, it’s baking time…. that one time of year I, a T2 Diabetic, actually spend time with copious amounts of sugar.  Don’t get me wrong ~ I would all year, except I’d invariably overdose on sugar and be as big as a house. When your body doesn’t process insulin properly, that’s what happens.  Not a good thing.

Holiday Cookies on TableA few weeks ago, Baby Sister sent out an invite for her Holiday Cookie Exchange. At first, I told her I’d probably not be able to attend, because Sundays are sacred when it comes to getting ready for the school week ahead:   lesson plans need planning, grades need grading, lunches need prepping.

But then I decided a few days ago… It Can All Wait.

You see, I’ve learned (even more) since her diagnosis two months ago, that life is too short to say, “Another time.”  {side note:  The song, Cats in the Cradle just popped into my head as I was typing.}

School will wait.  It’s time to celebrate life and love, with lots of laughter. And plenty of sugar.  😉

I’m also a bit of an introvert, as I shared hereHanging with all those people becomes a bit overwhelming for me.  But that’s another story for another time….

Her reply when I confirmed:   Yay! Yay! Yay!

Yep, a good decision, indeed.

Bring on the Holiday Cookie Exchange!  Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll drive the hour+ to hang out with sisters, lady friends, and lots of sugary goodies.  Hopefully, there will be coffee.

Baby Sister, are you listening? Coffee. Please. Thank you.

This morning I shopped and this afternoon I perused Pinterest for some variations on brownie bites. Did I mention I LOVE chocolate?  Oh, and brownies. Then there’s red velvet. And peanut butter. You get the idea…..

Thought I’d share a few beautiful pictures (yes, food porn! 😉 ) and their links, before I don my apron, fire up the oven, and have a cup of java.  Lots more foodie inspiration on my board, if you love to cook and eat as much as I do.  Enjoy!

Red Velvet Brownie Bites with Recipe


Brownie Bites with PB and Choc Chips

Brownie Bites with PB Icing


I explored each site before adding them to my board, to see what sorts of things these ladies create.  If you love good food and creativity, they’re worth a click!

You’re welcome.

Happy Saturday (or Sunday for a few readers… you know who you are!) 



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