Thursday, October 16, 2008

focus

I'm having a hard time staying focused over here.  Maybe it is the falling leaves.  I'm not really sure.  But I jump from project to project without making much progress on anything.  I'm doing things like making dessert at 5:30 p.m. without an inclination of what is for dinner. (Thank you, Erin.)
I made Acorn cookies yesterday for our cookie of the week.  The whole time I envisioned them as heads.  With little knit caps.  I wanted to get out a sharpie and draw faces on them.  Seriously. When I asked the kids, what they thought,  they thought they looked like acorns.  "Funny faces?  Ha.  Your funny, mom. " ( They were looking at me like I lost my mind.)
I packed this morning for a long weekend, as we are leaving in a couple of hours.  Pretty much threw some clothes into a bag.  A seven hour drive.  With a lot of beautiful leaves along the way.   Now that is something to focus on.
Enjoy your weekend.

57 comments:

adventure knitter said...

those cookies are adorable! i've got to remember to make some with my kids!

house on hill road said...

have a great trip!

TD wool design said...

have a good time! squeeze some yarn for me.

heather smith jones said...

i really do love those cookies. i'm going to have to try them i think. have a great trip! can't wait to see your pictures of leaves!

Molly said...

Those cookies look so good! I seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle of my projects as well. Working on little things here and there, but not making any progress anywhere. Have a wonderful trip!

Jane said...

okay...now I know you're in the same boat as me...unfocused. Have a great long weekend...I'm off to make cookies!

Adele said...

There must be something in the air as I'm slightly un-focused myself.

Enjoy your long weekend. I'm sure it's just what you need. :)

Stacey said...

enjoy the long weekend - focus or not - sometimes you need to just not focus! the cookes look good! along with that apple crisp! YUM!

kim said...

Those cookies are adorable! Seriously! Actually, whenever I see acorns, I picture them with faces... Have a safe trip!

Renee said...

I see little heads in knit caps too. Have a great trip!

amandajean said...

enjoy your trip! those acorn cookies are adorable!!!

lucky knitter said...

Have a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to hear about it. And dessert is totally more important than the main meal! BTW the dessert counts as a fruit/vegetable (on my food pyramid anyway).

Kirsten said...

Yep, I see little heads with hats too.
Have a great trip!

Jodi said...

Enjoy your weekend away! Those cookies are too cute -- I think they're screaming out for little faces, too.

Grace said...

Gorgeous photos, Leslie! And you're so funny about the faces. Elisabeth looked over my shoulder and said, "Look! Acorn-shaped little cookies!" So, it might be just you. ;)

Have fun this weekend!

magnusmog said...

Don't worry, I'm sure the focus will come back. I love the little acorn faces!

Cathy said...

I think the cookies like heads with caps on them too! It's funny you say you're not focused--I truly admire your ability to finish so many sweaters in year!

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful trip! I love those acorn cookies!!

nova said...

Have a good trip, enjoy the foliage!

Lavendersheep said...

When I was little my mom would call the little acorn hats "mini-hewnie" hats for the mini-hewnies. So I definitely picture acorns with little faces.

Have fun on your trip!

serenitymeadow said...

Your acorn cookies look awesome. I have never seen those before. Hope you have a very nice time away.

TLCknits said...

those look too cute to eat.. well.. almost.. :).. have a great trip!! and see you Saturday!

L'Atelier said...

cookies look like acorns- but made my mouth water!
the leaves are wonderful...
hope you have a great time away

mle said...

I love the acorn cookies! too cute.
Have a great long weekend trip! I can't wait to see the gorgeous leaf pictures you'll take!

Denise said...

I thought they were acorns as soon as I saw them :)
Enjoy your lovely weekend. I'll be enjoying it for sure, it's my birthday Saturday ;)

Philigry said...

have a great time!

Rainy said...

I'm sorry you forgot to pack ME! I so want to see Fall. I'm in Texas and in my area I'm not seeing much yet. Have a colorful weekend.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I love those cookies !!! The leaves are pretty too.

Jess said...

Mmmm. Those cookies look delicious.

Have a fun trip! Take lots of pictures!

knithound brooklyn said...

On the focus thing girl, I feel your pain!

Windy Knitty said...

Cute cookies, acorns or not! By the way... I tried the cinnamon cookies--so good:)

zebraknits said...

Have fun dear Leslie! Be good!

ali said...

Cute cookies! And I can picture them with faces... my kids probably would too, but they tend to turn most of their food into little dolls of some kind.

Have a wonderful weekend away-
happy knitting-
ali

t does wool said...

another trip???lucky girl! enjoy the yarn...squish one for me!!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh, I'll have to try those cookies with Jorn. You're not heading to Rhinebeck are you? ;-) I have to sit this one out this year.

sewstylish said...

Love the cookies. Have a great weekend seven hours in the car wow. I'm off to Rhinebeck on Saturday and am pretty sure that I will be feeling scattered next week as I imagine having some new yarn/patterns to add to my stash after Saturday.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Those cookies are hilarious! They remind me of when I was little and we used to collect acorns and draw faces on them:)

Cinnamonamon said...

I can see the faces!! ;) Have a great trip.

JL said...

have a nice holiday.

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Shannon said...

I am with you in the unfocused place. I have so many projects that NEED to get done but somehow I find just about anything else to do instead. Its those darned have-to's that have me fuzzy.

I am so jumping on the cookie of the week bandwagon! I love it. I make cookies a lot around here but it is usually spur of the moment and without much thought, chocolate chip or oatmeal. Last night I was craving peanut butter hershey kiss cookies. No kisses so I put a little pile of chocolate chips in the middle. Mind if I join you?

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Have a safe trip!

Seanna Lea said...

Cute cookies. I think if the tops were less brown and nutty (with nonpareil or jimmies) then they would evoke faces more than acorns.

KnitPastis said...

Very cute cookies! Have a fantastic time!

Alison Boon said...

Love the acorn cookies. Great idea.

kelly jo said...

I've made those little acorn cookies before and not only are they cute, they are yummy!!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh, those cookies look so fabulous. I just gave up sugar. It's killing me!

Jackie said...

In Florida, we never get colors like that! Thank you for sharing!

cloth.paper.string said...

those cookies are fantastic.
enjoy the travels!

tiennie said...

Can fall be any more perfect a season? I'm feeling a bit unfocused too. I hope you had a great weekend away!

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mbutterfudge said...

huge thanks for the acorn cookie idea, thrilled to have found your blog :o)

SMF.sportychic said...

Hi Leslie, I don't think you are alone, everyone seems to be unfocused, there is a lot going on in our world right now. I can see them as both acorns and faces with cute little berets! Hope you weekend was great!
xoxo,
S.

Hilary said...

Mmm...acorn cookies -- yum! Why not make dessert before dinner? It's the most important meal of the day!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog. You don't seem to be posting as often. Are you traveling?
Ricardo

Jen said...

I made these cookies yesterday with my 3-year-old and she totally thought they were supposed to be faces, which may not say much about my cookie-shaping skills.

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