Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Visions of Sugar Plums

I love Christmas Cookies. They almost look too pretty to eat...almost.
I know they're not sugar plums, what are sugar plums anyway? I don't really care since I won't be making any this season, my point is I'm dreaming today.

This post is a little different than my normal posts, I guess I'm in a bit of a wishful state of mind today. The weather outside my living room window, where I sit typing this, with my Christmas tree glowing and sparkling from all the decorations, looks like a typical "winter" day. The sky is gray and the wind is blowing like crazy. It looks like it should snow at any minute. But, alas, I live in Florida where the feels like temperature today is somewhere around 80 degrees (I'm sure) and instead of snow we will get rain (oh yeah, and a possibility of tornadoes). So, I sit in my warm, cozy house pretending to look out onto something like this...

...and daydream of being in a kitchen like this...

...with family and friends, sharing wonderful stories and laughing at funny things that have happened to us over the year, since the last time we got together to do some holiday baking. Not that I've ever done this but I dream of doing this. A whole day devoted to female bonding! Mothers, sisters, friends, anyone who wants to come to my house, relax, listen to Christmas music, have a glass of wine or egg nog and bake till their little heart's content (that is why I need such a big kitchen, it's not that I'm greedy, I need the space!)

And look at this kitchen table!

Can you imagine the cookie making that could go on at that table???
And for those wanting to take a break from the kitchen, you can sit and nibble on the goods by the tree.

What would the men be doing? I have a few suggestions. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling...
...or relaxing in front of the TV watching football...

Or maybe shooting a friendly game of pool?

See, I didn't forget about you guys.

Welcome to my dream on this blustery December day.
Maybe one day it won't be "just a dream"


  1. Nice post, Babe! I have one request... while you're dreaming can't you dream us up a better swimming pool? (See last pic).

  2. LOL! That swimming pool is kinda lame huh? :) I almost didn't include that picture because of it but I liked the house so much. I figured we could have to pool company come out and replace it with a nice in-ground once we got settled it :)

  3. I don't like the open-rafters in the ceiling. I don't know... I think house is all wrong for us.

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  5. I love those pictures! I wish I was surrounded by those things too; at least during Christmas time.....sometimes Florida is depressing.