And just like that, 2014 was over. I can’t believe how fast December went. The whole year is kind of a blur, to tell you the truth.
In my personal life, we have endured some painful financial setbacks this year, but this little blog has really helped make up the difference. And, my oldest son is graduating from high school this year, and it feels almost like it’s not real. Or maybe it’s too real. One of those. In either case, it feels weird to tell stories about cookies and cakes when the thing I’m thinking about every day is what my kids lives are going to be like in just a year or two from now, and what kind of mothering I should be doing today.
I think the cookies are a symbol for the kind of mom I want to be. I want to be the kind of mom who bakes bread and wears and apron, and keeps the clothes freshly laundered and the beds neatly made. But I’m not that kind of mom. The best I can do is a home-packed lunch with homemade cookies. Well, sometimes it has cookies. Besides that, the kids do their own laundry and the beds are rarely if ever made.
My family relationships, however, is where my life is truly blessed. My relationships with my kids and husband are, not unlike cookies, warm, comforting, sweet, and reciprocal. Okay, well, that last part isn’t true. The cookies have never loved me as much as I loved them! But the family members have. Which makes it a good day to be me.
December was a slow month for the blog (I like to blame it on the recent death of my oven, but the truth is I was over busy and overwhelmed) but I did manage to share a few fun recipes this month. Here they all are, in case you missed them!
Coming up in January… Cookie of the Month!
I’m SO excited for this new feature! I’ll be sharing a cookie each month, and encouraging you to make it. Encouraging might be too light a word. I’ll be all out bribing you to make it, with prizes for some lucky winners who send me photos of their cookies! There will be lots of fun for everyone involved. And the prizes will vary from month to month, so keep checking back each month!