Cookies aren’t supposed to hurt

One of our dining room cabinets smells like cookies all the time and we have no idea why.  We never put cookies in it, and we’ve cleaned it with cleaning products that decidedly do NOT smell like cookies.  I’m not complaining – I really like being surprised with this pleasant smell every time I open the cabinet door – but it’s weird.  It inspired me to buy a scented candle so I could enjoy a pleasant cookie-like scent in other places in the house.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say I have regrets, but I will handle this differently next time.  Today is a chilly day, high in the mid-50s, and it’s a little overcast.  I remembered the candle, thought “what a nice idea!”, and lit it.  It sat on the corner of my desk for an hour or so before I couldn’t take any more Christmas Cookie.  I blew it out and moved it into another room, in front of an open window.

It’s been half an hour. My headache is subsiding, and so is the scent.  It’s fallen into mild and pleasant again.  Next time – there will be a next time – I will try to remember to leave it somewhere MUCH FARTHER AWAY from my head.  Maybe the hallway.

Because cookies

I went to the store today and picked up one of those rolls of cookie dough (among other things).  I figured we could use a treat, and I didn’t have time to make them from scratch.  You know?  They’re pretty good this way and WAY easier.

I didn’t space them out appropriately, so they all kind melted together, but I can pretend I was making a cookie cake, right?

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They’re not as good as mine, but they’ll do.  And it was awfully nice to have fresh warm cookies after dinner tonight.