On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me
happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time
passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments
Making Snowflakes and Wrapping Gifts
I started buying Christmas gifts in September, and I started making snowflakes in October. This week, I let myself plunge headfirst into Christmas preparations, wrapping the gifts in butcher paper and decorating them with homemade snowflakes. I don’t like winter, but I love the spirit of Christmas!
When I went to West Africa in 2016, I was excited to try new foods and taste new flavors.
November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
Confession: I love to eat raw cookie dough.
Photographic evidence from 2009:
Raise your hand if you are going to die early from salmonella poisoning.
(my hand is raised)
Peanut butter cookie hummus is a safe, egg-free way to eat raw cookie dough. You can eat it on carrots, pretzels, cookies, chocolate bars, or (of course) a spoon!
- 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- Eat and enjoy!
Question: Do you eat raw cookie dough? What is your favorite cookie?
P.S. I’m linking up with Angie and her cohosts Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog for Fiesta Friday.
I have a new favorite piece of art, and I have to admit that the basis of my appreciation is my own interpretation of the artwork. I haven’t researched the piece, so I don’t know what the artist intended for me to understand.
I have a friend who (before this weekend) had never been on a plane, so when I found affordable plane tickets to Denver, we began planning a weekend getaway.
On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
1. Finally finding that song about rain!
After spending entirely too much time searching the internet for the song that I mentioned last week, I emailed the radio station. The song I had heard (and forgotten) was “Rain On” by Brother’s Keeper.
2. A surprise visit from my brother.
On Monday afternoon, a typical PIU student in a hoodie and sweatpants wandered past my office. I assumed the student was looking for the English offices, but, to my surprise, the “student” was actually my brother! He qas on a roadtrip with friends, and they stopped by PIU to say hi. He made my day!
3. Carving Pumpkins
I always think that I can carve a pumpkin without drawing on it, and I always carve an ugly pumpkin (It was supposed to be a flower).