My wife and her friends did their annual cookie exchanges. Such delicous cookies. And what a good looking group.
That's my honey in the back, in the middle, blue shirt, dark brown hair.
She's the one that's smiling.
We made chocolate cherry shortcake cookies. They have diced dried cherries with chunks of Ghiradelli dark chocolate in them and drizzled over them. I use 'we' very indiscriminately. I diced cherries and drizzled the chocolate, and served as official taster for the test batch.
She took her cookies in and returned with a couple dozens of variations others had made. Lots of fun sampling the cookies and finding favorites.
I like traditions like these. We have so few of them, it being her and I, and us being such vagabonds over the years. Tuesday we go down to work at the dinner, serving food to others less fortunate and socializing with them.
My wife is my actualizer. She's very good for me. I'm waaaayyyyy too internal. I focus on my cats, my work, my writing. She returns me to the real world. Although I talk a good talk, she's the energy that helps me give action to my beliefs and helps me keep my balance. Everyone needs someone like her in their life, someone who helps complete them.
It's hard to keep my weight down with all those cookies to eat. We gave some away to neighbors but there are just so many!
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com