Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 328 - Lisa

So being a sucker for all things Christmas including still watching Rudolph, The Grinch, Charlie Brown and all the other specials I was excited to see Hallmark's Hoops and YoYo were getting a Christmas special and SpongeBob SquarePants too!  I love love love Hoops & YoYo e-cards.  Woohoo!  Hoops and YoYo - Boo!  Broke my heart how horrible it was.  SpongeBob is way too much circuit overload for my viewing tastes BUT the finale song was be one of my all time favorites going forward!  LMAO! Don't Be a Jerk, It's Christmas!

“SpongeBob Don't Be a Jerk It's Christmas Full Song” — SpongeBob Don't Be a Jerk It's Christmas Full Song

Day 328 - Sis

How did I manage to miss the delicious spinach/artichoke dip Lisa made for Thanksgiving?  It's Saturday and I had forgotten all about this.  Time for a break and a dip so to speak!;-

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 327 - Lisa

Time to bring out Oh Oh Oh Leon!  Been in storage for four long years!  Oh such joy!

Day 327 - Sis

Up and time to put away the Thanksgiving decorations.  Daughter number two will be visiting in less than week. We want to be able to sit down and enjoy the few days we will spend together.  Need to get things cleared out and get ready to get the next holiday season's decorations ready and up.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 326 - Lisa

I confess my favorite part of Thanksgiving is setting the table.  I love having beautiful table decorations (usually involving fresh flowers) and using my China.  I love having big dinners but not so big we end up on paper plates and holding food in our laps.  This is the one holiday I like a smaller group (12 to 16 max) so we can actually all sit at the table together and eat a leisurely dinner talking, laughing and enjoying each others company.  This year it was just my mom and I but we do not let that stop our traditions.  Rachel Maddow posted the below badge on FaceBook and I could not agree more!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 325 - Lisa

Finally used my Cuisinart Cookie press I bought last year on clearance.  It did help the egg yolk filling go further.  I'll be using it this year for cookies too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 324 - Sis

Yes, some people still pay postage and the cost of cards to send to others. Possibly they're traditionalists, do not own computers,  no smart phones, not caring for social media or they care enough, (hate that part), to spend the time and money to buy cards for the year, to send to people like me.  I, on the other hand, do think about mailing a few on certain holidays but  forget to add to shopping lists. I do send cards for Christmas and fortunately for many, with no yearly update letters enclosed telling all about my wonderful family, home, travels or life. You're welcome, that is my gift to all.

Day 324 - Lisa

We stopped by Costco this evening to pick up a pumpkin pie.  Everyone says they are such a good deal and taste great.  We've been getting our pumpkin pie from them for many years now.  However, I do not agree with the deal part.  Every time I get a pie they cost anywhere from $150 to $300.  I go in for a pie and come out with really important needs like the items in the picture below.  I mean what would pumpkin pie be without DVD's and books!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 323 - Sis

Remember the little tree in our neighbor's yard that was dropping it's leaves?  

Well now it looks like this.  Like most people, when it's not covered, it can be a pretty ugly sight!

Day 323 - Lisa

My Tia Chickie sent my mom and I some cute holiday decorations.  Including a Santa and Snowman night light.  It's very cute in person.  Here in this pic it looks like Frosty has a bad case of acne.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 322 - Sis

Once again a visit to the vet was good for oneeya  and hard on my finances.  However look at the cute bag and pill treats we got for that small fortune. Sigh.

Day 322 - Lisa

I was determined to have a fire today.  Our first fire since moving in.  It's Sunday, it's cold outside, football is on and I want to relax in my pj's for the the day.  We went out twice to the store for various items and each time I forgot to buy wood.  So dang it, I got back into my regular clothes and headed to Home Depot for the wood.  By 4:30 pm the fire was burning.  I "thought" the pets would love this.  Seems the fire cleared the room.  The cat sat at the farthest point of the room and looked at me like, "why in the HELL are you trying to catch the house on fire."  The dog jumped on the couch panted feverishly and then just left.  So there I sat all by myself with my barely roaring fire.  I guess we will never have one of those Hallmark card pictures of the pet sleeping near the fireplace all warm, cozy and content.  I have no idea what kind of wood I was burning.  Maybe pine?  But it dwindles to ash quickly.  So I built the fire over and over again.  Frustrated with the wood not stacking right. Then I realized that my Indian instincts do not relay to how to insert a metal wood grate.  I had it upside down.  LOL  Aye Lisa.  So I had to yell at my mom to bring me the potholders so I could flip the very hot wood grate.  Two hours later the house was insufferably hot, the wood was all burnt and it wasn't even 7:00 pm.  I guess I have to work on my timing, I extremely out of practice.  Meanwhile the cat came back into the room.  I'm pretty sure she was thinking, "whew glad that's over."