Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 363 - Sis

This is a white cake snowball that somehow still hasn't been eaten in our house.  It reminds me of the 50's, when I was a kid, during the holiday season only, a tv commercial would play advertising this Flaming Snowball dessert.  Oh I would just drool and wonder if I would ever have enough money to buy and eat one. I mean, vanilla ice cream covered in coconut with the festive frosting of holly, berries and a candle to light!  So elegant looking when the lady in the commercial would serve it on a beautiful table with the lighted candle.  Such a dream of mine and finally realized when I was an adult.  Of course it couldn't meet my expectations or taste in desserts by the time I could afford it. Vanilla isn't a flavor I'm fond of and the the candle made it start to melt. There it was a dish of melted ice cream with coconut floating in it, another dream lost.

Day 363 - Lisa

No wonder the branches drooped!  That's a lot of balls!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 362 - Sis

I don't like the color pink, so when my daughter bought this sweater for my dog I wasn't thrilled. And when my daughter put this on my dog today I wasn't thrilled. Now some would say pink is a beautiful color and this might remind some people of the movie Pretty In Pink.   Ha, it just looks to me like Pretty, Plump, In Pink  or an armadillo but it is easier to see her.!

Day 362 - Lisa

While working to condense down our Christmas decorations, I found Mary.  Oh, it's so good to see her.  Now that I have a Disney room, I can display her all year long.  Love her Jolly Holiday outfit.  ;>

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 361 - Sis

We found that we missed going to the movies and forgot that three hours is a long time to watch one with no intermission.  On Christmas day we saw Les Miserables, very good but so crowded I had to sit in the only seat left in the last row and Lisa had to sit in the very last seat in, the front row! Today we saw Silver Linings Playbook, much shorter time wise but just as enjoyable. This viewing also provided more seating so that scored big points with us.  The Guilt Trip is on our list and will end our short movie marathon for the year.

Day 361 - Lisa

I'm going to miss my leisurely mornings with my animals when I go back to work.  Eleven days offs, oneeya and sunii are going to wonder what happen.  A certain kitty was looking for trouble below!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 360 - Sis

Day after Christmas and one really dry tree.  Time to dismantle and thankfully it only took me one day and night to finish. How tired it looks, kind of like me.

Day 360 - Lisa

We drove around our community looking at all the Christmas lights one night before Christmas.  This house was the winner.  This display goes around the side of their home also.  The picture does not do it justice.  It was themed into sections.  Wow!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day 359 - Sis

Bonus gift for me from the Atlanta Constitution Journal.  Our Christmas day paper came with this crossword puzzle. It has 820 entries across and 815 down, should keep me occupied for a few days when the holidays are over.  Oh the other hand oneeya seems more occupied with resting than with the gift her Aunt Chickie sent her.

Day 359 - Lisa

We had a low key Christmas Day.  Opened our Target last minute gifts to each other, went to see Les Mierables and we co-cooked our Christmas dinner;  prime rib, italian scalloped potatoes and asparagus.  I cooked the prime rib.  I start drooling the minute the butcher hands me the roast.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 358 - Sis

We were looking forward to celebrating the birth of Christ in some way and we found a candle light service close to our home.  It was attended by maybe 30-40 people, including the pastors officiating. The group was friendly and welcoming and handed out flyers with Christmas hymns.  What, we get to sing?  I'm ready and Lisa is sighing because she dreads my singing, well my singing so loud is what bothers her.  Don't care, I don't know these people and besides it's about the greatest gift ever given to me, no not talking about my voice, I mean Jesus. This evening made Christmas the first one in Georgia I really felt the spirit.

Day 358 - Lisa

Christmas Eve night we went to the church down the street from us Candlelight Service at 11pm.  It was very nice.  It was called a Starlight Service but the dense fog did not cooperate.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 357 - Sis

The 21st was the Christmas party at Lisa's job, which means she came home with some gifts.  One of her co-workers is a very good baker and sent home these lovelies.  They were in this box, see the green joy decoration? Oh boy this was not only a joyful gift it was you might say, intoxicating!.  Lisa opened the box and I swore there had to be a bottle hidden in it with some type of alcohol, so we dove in!  Delicious and we got very merry.;-

Day 357 - Lisa

One of my co-workers gifted me this SF Giants Snowman runner.  LOVE it!!!  I told her she hit a home run.  ;>