Thursday, December 18, 2014


Christmas arrives tonight at about 6:55 on a Delta jet.  She's the best present parents could receive.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Still Alive and Just About Able to Kick

Not ready to join the Rockettes yet, but back is finally starting to settle down.  Today is the first day I can say I feel ok, not good, but ok.  To celebrate I stood on my hard kitchen floor and baked about a million sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies.
Our daughter is due in from Japan tomorrow and she's requested 3 things: fresh chocolate chip cookies, barbequed ribs and a Starbucks Pumpkin latte.  We've got the first two covered  and she can get the other one  at the airport when we pick her up tomorrow night.
Having her here is our Christmas present, can't wait to see her.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Borrowed from the
web, not me
I think every bit of cold east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason-Dixon line has settled into my lower back.  Large rations of  Ben-Gay  have been applied and a pain pill taken.  Further communication may become fuzzy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


I love the painting, the picture isn't half as beautiful as
the painting!
Several people have commented on my new header, it's two Christmas paintings that Mac painted for me the last couple of years.  I love them, particularly the kitten and Santa.
The painting to the left is one he's been working on for quite awhile, it's for himself, not for sale.
He's sold a load of paintings lately, stuff he calls commercial painting.  Below are two that are a couple of whimsical Christmas ones copied from some Christmas cards I have.

Aren't these 2 wild!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Why do I wrap packages upstairs when I know they're going to have to be carried back downstairs----thank you Mac---?  I know there's more room up there, but I could make room down here.  I'm not done, but anything else I buy is going to stay down here.  I can bring wrapping down here, much easier.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Not me, Miss Kitty.  Over the last year she has put on a bit of weight and it was time to do something about it before it became a health hazard.  Our friend who came in to feed her while we were gone said he'd noticed she'd been eating more too.  Usually he'd have to throw out the leftover food in her bowl before giving her fresh.  This year there were no leftovers, she'd eaten everything he'd left.
So it's low fat kitty food for a while, food designed for less active cats.
Is she happy?  Are you happy when you're on a diet?  She offered to go outside and get more exercise but we turned her down.
Wish I could get a cat sized hamster wheel for her.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I'm Getting Too Old For This

Spent the day decorating the house for Christmas, love doing it, but it is tiring.  Parts are done, others can just wait awhile.  It's about 72ยบ today, been in the 70's all week, supposed to cool down tomorrow and then it will feel a bit more like Christmas.
The Nutcracker Army has taken up position in the entryway

The Christmas Critters are by the fireplace---it's never cold enough
to use it on Christmas

The dining room, of course we don't eat here, should turn
it into a library

The entryway, welcome to Christmas

So how's the decorating going at your house?