Thursday, December 18, 2008


It is going to be in the mid-70's the next three days. This is very upsetting to me, and the main reason I think my daughter is filled to the brim with snot. AND why I am up all night coughing wishing I could take NyQuil through an IV. Ahhhh, wouldn't that be nice? Even without a cough.

But I digress, it is the holidays darn it! It is supposed to be cold and brisk and we are supposed to have a fire in the fireplace, NOT the air conditioner on.

I know I have lived in Texas my whole life and should be used to this, but I am not. It sucks. The weather just makes me feel yucky and not in the holiday mood. Hot and humid is not Christmas.

But I do have a high of 42 to look forward to on Sunday.

On an entirely different subject, I bought Bram's Mother's Day Out teacher, Mrs. Woodward, a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir for her Christmas gift. Is this wrong?

I know she is a wine drinker and after putting up with Bram's shenanigans all year I feel she could use a little booze to unwind over the next two weeks. But I do feel kind of weird walking in to the school holding the hooch.

Oh well, I know that wine is my favorite gift so I am going to go with it.

Bram and I made tons of goodies for her last night. PW's Peppermint cookies and Peanut Butter patties. YUMMO! Bram did an amazing job helping yesterday. Tonight we are making Casey's fudge for the kids and then this little recipe for me and my fat ass.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, "I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS AND THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER!!" And I will even put up with crappy warm weather for the next couple of days.


starnes family said...

I think a bottle of wine is a good gift. Can you imagine how they do their job sober, anyway? :)

Monica said...

I would love a bottle of wine from one of my students! It is the end of the semester, and my "school supplies" are getting low. Casey's right....all of us teachers are functioning alcoholics!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I'm with ya. It's been 80 the last few days. I have been planning for 10 in my dining room when I could probably do Xmas on my patio.

As for the fudge, let me know what you think of not just the taste but the process. As I mentioned, I was taken aback at the thickness when I had it all together and even had to pat it into the pan. It turned out great which is all that matters but it was weird at first. So don't be scared :)

And it would be wrong if you did NOT get her the wine. haha.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Oh, please, TXCoco. It's in the low 80's here and RAINING. At least you have the HOPE and POSSIBILITY of snow! Steph and I, rain and humidity-guaranteed.

morewineplease said...

YES!! Wine is the best gift ever!! You go....

Soxy Deb said...

Borderline hot here too Coco. I want snow, but I may have to settle for dandruff.

I think wine is a good idea. And if you box it and wrap it no one will know what it is.

KDLOST said...

it's hot here too! :( snow to heatwave in one week...yick.

wine rox!

love your snow page, btw.

If the shoe FITZ said...

Yes, the weather sucks! How am I supposed to wear my ugly Christmas sweater to work tomorrow in warm weather!

Coco said...

Oh Jen! Totally forgot about your ugly sweater! You are going to have to suck it up and wear it anyway. Sorry.

Michelle said...

Yummy! I am going to make this fudge! Look at you Betty Crocker! I am impressed!
The wine was a GREAT gift!