Hi all. I haven't forgotten about you or my big goals. I'm setting everything aside for a few days to work on a special project.
You see, my Grandma passed away on Tuesday night. My very, very special Grandma. So what do we do when someone really special has to leave us? Besides get really sad, I think we try to think of a way to make or do something that will help. Well, that's what my sisters and I are doing anyway.
My Grandma was an amazing woman, and one of the special things about her was that she baked... and when I say baked... she baked A LOT. And she did it very, very well. We all have memories of her baked goodies, and I'd wager that we all have a favorite of the cookies she made (mine is date pinwheel followed up by a close second, molasses sugar cookies). So my sister decided to make lots of different kinds of Grandma's cookies for all the family that's coming into town, and my other sister and I will help when we get there. And my special little project for now will be to make a small booklet of Grandma's cookie recipes for everyone to take with them.
I'm going to miss Grandma. In fact, I miss her already. She won't be forgotten though... and we'll keep making her cookies to prove it. :)
Edited to add: You can find Grandma's recipes on our family blog here: http://shellypaints.blogspot.com/2010/05/grandmas-cookies.html