Yes, I know there's no chimney. We made all the pieces, but by the time we got this far, I honestly didn't care!! I was going to go to Winco and get some candy out of the bin, but I found myself at Walmart instead. I love their Great Value items because they will clearly label them gluten free, if so. Their packages of candy are also only $1.00. However, you can only use so much candy on the house, so the rest goes into some jars to be eaten at some point in time. So, the gingerbread house is finished and sits on a cabinet in the kitchen testing all the will power my five year old possesses.
I'm also beginning to give some thought to my youngest who turns one in just one month. Can't believe it!! What do you do for a winter baby? What do you do when it is the second one and right after Christmas?? Anyway, his little shoes were worn to pieces and I recently bought him some new ones. Don't you love babies? It's the only time in one's life that chunky legs and a peepee bottom doesn't matter:)
Finally, I'm giving a lot of thought to what things need to take priority in my life. The next school year is getting closer and closer. That means I need to find new and creative ways to organize tasks, if I plan to return to teaching fulltime. As the saying goes, "I want to work smarter, not harder." I'm wondering lately what to do with this blog, if anything. I love sharing a recipe when something comes out great. I've learned so much from others! It can become a beast at times though, begging to be fed ocasionally. Sometimes that's a task I just don't need and shouldn't be devoting my time to.
So...I'm thinking about whether to change the focus of the blog to more dialogue about what's new in my corner of the world for friends and family to benefit more from and possibly less in the recipe department (although I haven't posted nearly what I want to!). Well, that's enough of thinking out loud.
Have a great week!