Saturday, December 23, 2006
I don't exactly remember when I heard you needed to have a pickle on the tree, but I do know there's a story behind it ... even if I can't remember it now. Of course we have all sorts of fruit on the tree ... along with wine bottles and champagne, but the pickle always seems to command a prominent spot ... So here's our pickle ornament, which, along with some of the others I've posted, came from DIA a couple of years back ... I'm sure those poor schmucks stranded in DIA now don't have anything near as cheery as this one ... I just hope they can get out of that airport and home in time for family celebrations ... the year I got these ornaments it was touch and go as to whether I'd get out of that airport on time, but I made it ultimately....
So, here's our pickle ornament, another one of those made in Poland ones I got at the Discovery Store in the airport ... we like it, and with any luck soon, I can supplement this one with the chili pepper ornament (for you Manny, and Bud too!)
Update: I finished the last of my shopping today at Border's and World Market. So now I'm facing a wrapping crisis session today, along with more cookie baking and candy making! But, not to despair, we are taking a break to finally getting out to see Borat before it leaves town ... then back to elfin duty baking! Today I managed to bake about 7 pans of sugar cookie cutouts and 3 batches of snowball cookies before I had to call it quits ... today? 3 batches of spritz cookies, peanut brittle and almond/pecan toffee... yikes! It's going to be a busy day and night around here ... how are the rest of you coping with the last minute holiday preparations?
I often think I'm the only one who puts himself through this frenzy ... am I alone?
Posted by Iowa Victory Gardener at 12/23/2006 03:03:00 AM