Sunday night Jimmy took the children to spend the night with his parents, and they left me behind to wrap Christmas presents. Fun! I stayed up till 2 AM! I had drunk a cup of coffee at 9 PM, and I was not sleepy!
Last night we joined several other families from our Keepers At Home and Contenders For the Faith clubs to sing Christmas carols at the local retirement home. We sang several songs, shared small gifts with the residents, and then stayed for about an hour visiting with them. I know that I was blessed more than they were with the visit. My children all want to go back on a somewhat regular basis to visit these residents. They were so appreciative of our company, and my children enjoyed it so much. It really is rewarding to make someone else happy!
I began the Insanity workouts yesterday. It is as tough as I remembered! Maybe worse! I have now completed two days, and I am reminded of how weak I can get when I am not doing any strength training. I have done days one and two, and I am already extremely sore!
Today I plan to make wreath cookies and maybe one more cookie with Leah and Sam (and the other kids if they want to help).
Here is the recipe for Reindeer Food. I don't know why this is called reindeer food, because it is for people, not reindeer! It is delicious though!
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1 box rice chex (13 oz.)
3 cups powdered sugar
Melt chips, peanut butter, and butter in the microwave. Stir to combine. Pour over cereal, stirring gently. Pour powdered sugar over and toss gently. Spread out on waxed paper to cool. After completely dry, put in small containers to share!