I am sitting here in my living room, with windows open and the outdoor temperature is 65 degrees F. I checked the calendar. Yep, it's January 11. We were supposed to have rain along with the warm temps, but that seems to have passed us by in favor of sun and clouds. It is supposed … Continue reading Monday Musings: So, This is January, Right?
Well, you know, right? I have the house done, and we got our tree on Saturday. It's a beautiful balsam- nicely shaped and full, but not so full it takes up the entire room. Lights are on it and I will get the ornaments done. Many thanks, as usual, to our friends at Lawndale Farm … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….
We, along with many other parts of the US, got snow this weekend. We were planning on going to get our Christmas tree on Saturday, but with that being the day of most snowfall, we put it off until the beginning of the week. We got maybe six inches or so. And I see we … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Winter has Arrived
I'm pretty sure we did. How about you? It was a good day. All the kids and grandkids were here. It was noisy, and chaotic, and frankly, by the time they all left, I was grateful for the quiet! But that's what a holiday is- family and fun and festivity. Dinner was delicious, everyone seemed … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: We Made It Through Christmas, Didn’t We?
Christmas is this weekend. Seems to have come up really fast, at least to me. Of course, that means another year will be passing into history. Can't say I am sorry to see 2016 go. With all the wonderful souls we have lost, both personal and celebrity, friends who have had tough times, and a … Continue reading Monday Musings: Holiday Greetings!
We added a wreath on the door to our Christmas decorations this year. We'd looked at some earlier, but anything that was more than a couple pine cones stuck into the side and one of those red-flocked bows was really, really pricey. I knew I could make one cheaper. We got a really good deal … Continue reading Monday Musings: Stuff and Nonsense
This was in response to a challenge to write a story about how a holiday either brings a couple together, or pulls them apart. Given the time of year, most of the stories have centered on Christmas. And not all of them are warm and fuzzy. This one isn't exactly in that category, either. I … Continue reading Christmas Spirit: A Holiday Tale
I don't know that I would call all of these "insane," but there are some interesting creatures in this list: Nordic Folklore Creatures We all know animals do some funny things, but these photos won the first Comedy Animal Pictures awards: Funny Animals This is pretty danged cool! This week, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas
In the spirit of the season, here is a TARDIS ornament you can make: TARDIS Ornament And if you have a spare hour and a half, and you want to hear a delightful reading of Charles Dickens' preferred performance edition of "A Christmas Carol" as read by Neil Gaiman (in full costume, no less!): A … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: TARDIS Ornament, A Chirstmas Carol read by Neil Gaiman, Lumberjack Cake, and Tea (and Coffee) Quotes
Yes, I know. No Monday post this week. I was at the hospital with the BaldMan, who had his second partial knee replacement done. All went very well, and he is home now. Only one link today. From me to you this holiday season. I will be taking a blog break until after this weekend. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Happy Holidays!