Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 16,492 Gratitude

I am grateful 'tis the season to make these num-nums. The recipe is as easy easier than pie. All you need are round pretzels ... if you're lucky enough to live in Cincinnati, Husman's makes them. Chocolate kisses. M&M candies. Set oven to 200 degrees. If you don't have a silpat liner, give the tray a swish of nonstick spray for good measure. Put a chocolate kiss in the center of each pretzel and bake for just two minutes. Hot out of the oven, push one M&M into the top of the each kiss to help it spread out. Allow them to cool for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. And then, my friends, prepare yourself to eat the whole batch in one sitting. You've been forewarned.

I am grateful for our first snowfall. We had flurries for most of the day and this evening I noticed a dusting had begun to accumulate on the grass and roof tops. I'm not a fan of snow or winter, in general, but there was something about the snowglobe-ishness of it all that appealed to me today. (But snow in March? Not so much.)

I am grateful that reservations have been made for Taos. Flights are booked and lodgings secured for early arrival, so that I can get my altitude-legs before the workshop begins. Pinching myself because I get to spend one night in the swoon-worthy Solarium. They may have to force me to leave.

I am grateful that my first day in my new office is under my belt. I'm having to craft a whole new routine. I think that the rewiring will do me good. Despite some initial ambivalence, going there today felt, well, it felt just right. At least for right now. I know that at some point, maybe sooner than later, this arrangement, too, will change.

I am grateful for this song. No video. Just the music. But it's more than enough. It's amazing!


Beth said...

that room looks amazing! and I will be looking for round pretzels tomorrow! see you soon : )

Anonymous said...

We call those chocolate pretzel things "Elves' belly buttons" and often give them to neighbors as gifties with a disclaimer tag that says 'no elves were harmed in the making of these belly button treats'. ;)