Monday, June 27, 2011
I made some retirement cookies yesterday for a friend to give to some of her coworkers. She gave me complete carte blanche in regard to the design. Thats great - except when I have no ideas. I went to bed for two nights with retirement on the brain. Clearly, I needed to
The problem was, I don't relax and unwind easily. And my personal happy place to relax is in the mountains with trees all around. I am hiking and breathing in the crisp mountain air. Throw in a little stream and a thermos of hot apple cider as well.
I realize for most people, relaxation happens at the ocean, and so that seemed the most likely cookie theme for me. Unfortunately, I don't love going to the shore. Sand in my swimsuit, sand in my hair, and sand in the car. Its crowded and I am sweating. Too many years spent playing the part of lifeguard making sure my kids weren't carried away by a rip current or eaten by a shark.
Nevertheless, most people find the beach to be synonymous with relaxation, so I forged on with a beachy theme. I thought a hammock would work, and I love the way a black outline looks on a vibrant sunset background. My Lion King giraffe cookies were similar and I really liked that look.
These are actually beginning to make me relax. Look closely - NO SAND.
The beach is deserted, its not too hot, the sunset is magnificent, and I have my thermos of apple cider. Ahhhhh.
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