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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Deck the Halls.... with boughs of Holly

Well, we really didn't use Holly, we did however get the blue and white icicle lights up, decked out the bushes by the garage, hung the big snowflake at the peak of the house and hung the dancing snowflakes on the porch. Now I know it doesn't seem like much, but it took most of the day. Sean was up and down the ladder numerous times,he had to figure out how to get all the lights wired and he also got the snowglobe set up out front, and the deer by the pond. It all looks so nice, but than... As I make my way to the road to view all the lovely lights, Yep I look up and right at the peak there are lights out. It never fails, always some that just don't want to light. We checked the lights when we brought them home, oh yes these are new. We checked them as we unpacked them, and we even checked them as we were putting them up. But when all is finished, SURPRISE some are out... Sean said he will get out the ladder tomorrow and check to see what is wrong.... Tomorrow we will be getting the rest of the blowups set up in the back yard.. We have a lot of the blowup Christmas figures and I try to get a new one each year, so a couple of years ago I started having Sean put them up in the back yard. It makes the back look festive, they can be viewed from the street and they are always a hit with the kids.... Sean is not sure if he will be putting lights on his workshop this year... I pity the dogs though, they go out back and next thing they see is a giant polar bear, a rocking house, a bear that jumps out of a package, penquins and snowmen on a ride, the dogs are barking like crazy at all the strange creatures invading their space...
Leftover turkey for dinner, dishes to do than just take it easy the rest of tonight.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

What I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful that my husband now has his health back. I am thankful that I am healthier this year. I am thankful that we have wonderful children and grandchildren. I am thankful that I live in a country where I can be thankful for what ever I want to be thankful for. I am thankful for all my friends and relatives. Have a wonderful day and take a minute to be thankful for all you have...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sticky Bun Sunday

It has been another busy weekend here. Saturday we did our normal running, we headed to Pensacola to visit Jenny and drop off Pecans. Than on to JoAnn's fabric, I needed more material for Christmas stockings I am making for the grand kids. Last stop of the day was Winn Dixie to get the rest of ingredients for Thanksgiving.

Sunday I cleaned the outside of Sean's workshop and used a sealer on it. Just a little preventive type work. I also worked a little in the garage, arranging things and setting up the work tables. Sean put wheels on my craft cart.

Opps, I almost forgot the best part of the day. I got out the bread machine, and mixed up some dough for Sticky Buns.... They took the better part of the morning to make, with the mixing, making the topping and filling and the waiting for the dough to rise. Than there is the baking and finally the end result, ooey gooey warm sticky buns right out of the oven. OK, I know I am not supposed to have this type of food, but a little taste won't hurt me. YUMMMMMMMM So good, just as I remember them from back home..... Don't they look good.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter is on the way

I have been dreading this time of year, the time that the plants lose all their leaves and freeze. Yesterday I pulled in all the potted house plants that had summered on the front porch. I am just hoping that this year nothing was hiding in the pots. Last winter I had a chamelon stow away in a plant and he stayed in the house all winter. Weather man was calling for frost last night and he was right. I found ice in the bird bath this morning so I know that it got cold... I think the heat did come on last night, not something it does that often this time of year. I also had to wear a coat this morning as we headed out for the Medical Center so Sean could have his test done... I really am not looking forward to cold weather, but at least we don't get snow and most of the time it is cool rather than cold here.
Sean and I are both are healing from falls we had, mine was two weekends ago. I tripped over a tree root and used my hands to break my fall, had x rays done and nothing broken, just some soft tissue damage. This weekend it was Sean's turn, he was headed to the car with a box of glass items from the auction and he tripped over a cement bumper in the parking lot. He went down, still holding the box. He skinned his hand, knee and elbow. Sunday he spent the day in his recliner with ice packs to relieve the swelling. This is not good, we are just getting to old to be rolling around the ground like that. He, like me felt stupid when we fell. We both looked around to make sure no one saw us...
I have been steadily working in the garage getting things in order in my new studio space and I am almost done and ready for the work to begin... Spent three days just cataloging the paints and glazes, I still have to finish the molds. I also found storage room for other craft items and last night I cleared out the dining room of all craft items.... slowly making progress here. besides it will soon be time to decorate for the holidays, which are fast approaching.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scary Night

Witches and Monsters and Ghosts, "OH MY!" Witches and Monsters and Ghosts, 'OH MY!" Must have been Halloween....... Friday night this house was visited by Princesses, supermen, Pirates, and an array of characters all looking for a treats. This is only the second year that we had children out Trick or Treating. In past years we didn't have any as we are a little out of the way and the houses are so far apart and there just wasn't that many kids that lived in the neighborhood. In the past two years we have had families move in the area with kids and we also have new homes being built.
I really love this time of year and to me Halloween means the start of the holiday season. In just a few short weeks it will be Thanksgiving time and Christmas is not far behind. Which means that I need to really get busy working on the Christmas Wish lists for the Grand kids. Of course that means that my bedroom starts to get smaller and smaller, have to hide the gifts in that room just in case the kids come over.... I am done with a few of the kids, and have a good start on the rest. It does help that I shop most of the year (clearance sales are good) As for the grownup kids, I am done with the girls, but haven't started on the guys yet. I really hate having to run around at the last minute trying to find things on everyone's wish list....