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The house is just about complete with holiday decorations on the inside and our wreath that is battery operated with a timer just arrived today so I need to find the right size batteries for it. But more than that, I am busy either ordering presents to be shipped back home or getting gift cards which will be placed in cards and taken with me on my upcoming trip. Every other day I get the grandbaby of the day photo from my son and daughter in law and it just fills my heart with so much joy. I’m also surprised at how his big brother and sister have grown; need to put some heavy weights on their heads.
DH has to stay home because of work scheduling… I hope the house will be as I left it when I return 😉
(This decorated sled isn’t mine but I do have one like it; maybe I should try a bit of DIY on it. This was on display outside of a local antique shop.)
Your pork barrel candidate. Time for a real oinker who is committed to “bacon a difference” in 2016. With all the mud slinging and slop calling in Washingon, I’ll squeal all the way down Pennsylvania Ave! http://www.whenpigsfly.bz/president (information taken from his business card)
Balloonists have their own wonderful sense of humor and this is a perfect example of it but on a more “serious” note (snort) I would like to nominate this fine swine as the perfect squealing mate for Ham-let – Spyderpig! Or maybe his alter ego – Peter Porker 😉
Ash wood that is on this 1950 Buick Roadmaster Wagon; I did actually tap on it to feel it – very real wood! This owner went to a flea market to get all of the accessories for his car but you have to love his sense of humor with the license plate.
It’s Monday! It’s a bit of a melancholy Monday for me for reasons I won’t get into but there is joy in life to embrace anyway. It’s a ‘We survived the weekend and didn’t hurt ourselves or each other’ Monday. And it’s a I don’t have a thing to post for Monochrome Monday other than digging into the files and pulling up a past image. This was a busy weekend for us! Every window in the house now has curtain rods and curtains except for one and that is only because I haven’t decided what treatment to give it.
I finally got around to hanging some pictures in one room only while others are still languishing in boxes or on floors. I’ve picked out some fabric samples and I may be daring enough to make some throw pillows for the bed and sofa. After arguing with a certain home/hardware store (it’s not the Depot one) for almost a week about their poor customer service and online ordering system, I finally picked up the assemble it yourself bench and coat hanger set for the entry way. Then after two days and one drill bit that needed to be replaced, we got it assembled and hung up. I told DH that sexy is a man with power tools doing work around the house 😉
We went looking for a new desktop computer for me and while testing the built in speakers on one I ended up busting a move for a few seconds with a little 4 year old girl in the middle of the store who was feeling the grove of the song I was playing. Hint: the song I was playing came from the Best Urban Contemporary Album of the year winner at the recent Grammys. Urban Contemporary???? Oh well…it’s got a nice beat and you can dance to it; I give it a seven.
While I am still without a desktop the laptop is still working (thankfully) but then when I tried to print out a photo order – NOTHING! Panic struck, then frustration, then I called tech support and he kicked me out of my office until he fixed it. Phew! So now it’s clean up after the home improvement weekend because no matter how much I swept or vacuumed, I can still find little bits of packing material strewn about and sawdust hides very well on windowsills and baseboards. How was your weekend?
This photo was taken a few years ago at one of my favorite local parks here, Inniswood, where in spring the area bursts into carpets of crocus and these little cuties -snowdrops. They should be getting ready to reappear soon…I hope so because I really am awaiting their return.
I remember being a little girl and watching my mom go nuts in the kitchen with the turkey, stuffing and sides. She would shoo me from the kitchen because my only job was to open the can of jellied cranberry sauce (yes! the kind in the can that has the rib marks from the can on it) because I thought that was the funniest food in the world…and I still love it to this day.
We would wait for my sisters and their families to come over to eat (or as I thought as a child, devour like a plague of locusts) and then leave without helping clean up. Guess who was considered big enough for that chore! I would always watch the Macy’s parade on television waiting for Santa to appear at the end because then and only then did I know that Christmas was on its way!
Thanksgivings have always been family centered. Meals have been at home with mom and dad, at my sisters with nephews and nieces, at my own home with grandchildren, later at nursing and veterans homes with my parents and one year with my English in-laws which was an interesting combo of English and American traditions. They knew I had a “thing” for the wibbly wobbly cranberry sauce so they had one can there just for me! Of course I was the only one to eat it but hey! More for me 🙂
Since we moved away from my family in Missouri to Ohio we have done turkey day at a restaurant once but the rest of the years have been mini versions of the traditional meal since it’s just the two of us. We both miss being around family for this day but it is what it is. Instead we will watch the parade on TV, eat whatever we like (this year it’s going to be a mish mash of this that and the other) speak to relatives either on the phone or via Skype and pack to move into our new home. I am thankful for many things today including all of you wonderful people that read and interact here.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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