last night our wonderful friends/neighbors (freighbors?) the mcmullins were kind enough to invite me over for family home evening. i think they could sense my desperation at the prospect of not having face-to-face interaction for 24 whole hours.
anyway, we celebrated thanksgiving early by talking about gratitude, watching charlie brown's thanksgiving, and...decorating cookies. maybe that's not the most harvest-type activity but let's be serious...i enjoy cookies at any and ALL seasons.
and when i got them home i realized they all looked a little wreckish. i guess i'm not the best cookie decorator...or maybe i was just feeling abstract last night. so, in honor of my favorite blog, here are a few of my own wrecks:
not sure exactly what this one was supposed to be. i was really proud of the yellow and green squiggles in the middle, but the large circle and the blue addition were totally random.
i was probably distracted because we were laughing a lot over exploding frosting bags and the horrors of childbirth. is this a flower? a sun? you decide.
since the husband was gone i of course had to make something cheesy in his memory. i definitely could have added a little more creativity, though.
and yes, i do have a middle initial (it's M, if you'd really like to know...ten points if you can guess it correctly) -- the cookie was a little too left-lopsided so i decided to add b's middle initial last minute. the two anemic hearts and gross pink dots were just afterthoughts.
this one is in honor of jurassic park, me & the husband's #1 favorite movie of all time. i just love dinosaurs. not sure they belong on cookies, though. nor do they need giant suns hovering over them. didn't you know, that's how the dinosaurs went extinct? a giant sun. once again, another case of not knowing how to adequately fill my canvas. oh well. more frosting :)
we made the frosting out of various items including meringue powder, which you can buy at michael's if you didn't know. it tasted a little chalky but luckily we had delicious cream cheese frosting also.
i ate two un-decorated, cream-cheesed cookies this morning. then i had two joe-joes in the afternoon. i'm not quite sure how i developed this huge lack of self-control -- you'd think i was raised without dessert restrictions or dietary regulations, which is not the case -- but it's disgusting. i love -- and loathe -- cookies.
and i can't believe i just spent one hour on blogs. husband, come home!!