It’s Friday (whoo hoo!) and it’s random. Here are 5 random happenings from my world this week:
1 Office potluck called for my first batch of fudge of the season — this one uses only 4 ingredients. Ready? a) 1 bag of chocolate chips (or peanut butter or butterscotch), b) 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, c) 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows (3 cups) and d) 1 1/2 cups of dry roasted peanuts (or walnuts). Directions: Melt chocolate chips and condensed milk in microwave – on high – for one minute. Stir. Continue for
15 min 15 second intervals until fully melted (mine took 1 min + 15 sec). Stir in marshmallows and peanuts and pour into well greased (9 x 13) pan. Pop into the fridge to set for 1 hour then cut. Take to office or family gathering, stand back, and watch these babies disappear.
2 Bought my first Christmas present this week – for the monkeys. They circled their “ideas” (translation = everything) last weekend. From that came THE list. The best part of this (free) exercise are their comments during the activity: Littlest one asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I replied I just wanted all of us together: playing games, enjoying each others company, yummy food and having lots of fun. So she replied “so you just want us?” and I said “yep, that’s what I really want.” Her reply, ” well put a bow on me, Nana, – here I am!” Kids!
3 Had my first touch of snow this week – last night – and more on the way today. Last year at this time we had 30″ of the white stuff. Not complaining … yet :).
4 You know those Hallmark holiday commercials with the cozy “normal” families? Yeah, that is so not us. Here are our boys as we try to take a birthday picture at youngest kid’s birthday. You can see why I don’t write Christmas newsletters … most of what they come up with is not fit for public consumption! But I never laugh as hard as I do as when I am with them :D.
5 Heard a quote this week that bears repeating, “The only way any of us can grow to be older and wiser is if we’ve already been younger and stupider.” Boy if that isn’t true!
What random happenings happened in your world this week? Are your family shenanigans suitable for a Christmas letter? Craving a little bite of fudge now?
** Thanks to my friend Diane H. who caught the 15 min error above – if you nuke your fudge for 15 min instead of seconds, your kitchen might be smoking! 🙂