“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” — Amish saying
Thanksgiving behind me and Christmas ahead
Make me want to crawl straight in under my bed.
Curl up with dust bunnies where no one dares go
I can be very still so they never will know.
What about parties, lunch out and other neat stuff
if I’m under the bed, missing out will be tough.
So I’ll join the crowd and try not to worry
Do what I can do to make holidays merry.
Find just the right present for dear cousin Kate
Is there a scarf long enough for tall uncle Nate?
Ethan likes trains, Edward wants swords
Susanna plays games, Kelsey plays with words.
Jacqui wants some rabbit stuff, Garrison plays guitar
Katie plays goalie in lacrosse — shouldn’t be too hard!
And Christmas dinner — Lord please have mercy!
We’re had enough of the big old fat turkey!
As soon as we eat the last bit of roast beast
And the last little piece of the mincemeat pie feast
New Year’s Eve will be on us again
With resolutions and horns and big happy grins!
Then we’ll come to the New Year — 2017
A chance to start over and be kings and queens!
I look forward to the holidays, the big ones and the small
I don’t want to miss a one — I guess I love them all!
Let’s all make some handmade gifts and send them far and wide to friends and family, old and young, throughout the countryside!
2 cups pecans
1 egg white plus 1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, place egg white, water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Mix well. Add pecans and stir to coat completely. Place nut mixture on a large jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated oven for half an hour, stirring every 10 minutes.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups nuts.
Linda Conway Eriksson can be reached at email@example.com.