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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Nineteenth

 

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Less then a week til Christmas…

Today is my last day off til Christmas day…

We are more then ready here at home…

Presents under the tree…

Ham dinner waiting to be cooked…

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These pictures are from the beginning of the month…

We don’t have snow, we have leaves galore…

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And they are still out there this week as it is very cold…

Down in the thirties last night and fifties in the day…

In the hundreds in the summer…

Too hot to do yard work in the summer and too cold in the winter…

And our springs and falls are just a week long…

I though this was California, seventy all year long…

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And yet flowers are still blooming…

I am looking forward to January to work in the yard…

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I have been bringing baked goodies to my team at work…

So far I have brought pumpkin bread, brownies and today I made banana bread for tomorrow… Lastly I will make cranberry bread…

I have hubby helping too as this weekend he will be making butter pecan cookies, lemon cookies and spice mini cupcakes…

Then on Christmas eve the managers are having a little party of gift exchange and potluck… I’m bringing a chocolate fudge bundt cake for the potluck… and a margarita mix/cactus stemmed glasses gift set from Walmart… we didn’t exchange names… I think we are doing a number drawing of some sort to pick a gift…

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I also bought some supplies for the team at the Dollar Store, but I’m not going to bring them til after Christmas as we are just too messy right now to enjoy them and they may get lost…

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Indy was mad the other day as hubby and I were wrapping on the bed and she wanted to sleep… she climbed in there after we were wrapping, we didn’t just wrap on top of her…

She has a bad habit of scratching on my bedroom door every morning at 3:20am as she wants her turn to sleep on the bed… she gets to sleep on it all day and we get it at night… and if I let her in to sleep with us, she gets into stuff in my room as her rebellion to get us out of the bed as she doesn’t want to share… and I can't ignore her scratching at the door as it sounds as if she is ripping the wood to bits and the carpet…

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Roses are still blooming this week…

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I have all kinds of plans in my head at work of what I am going to do at home… but I never seem to get to do what I want to do… and I’m not even talking about just fun stuff… my plans include cleaning the house even… but all these ‘men’ are in my way… they can all be perfectly fine watching a show or on the computer… but… the moment I make a step to do something… they need something… or have to be where I am… I’m sure it’s not my imagination…

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I did finish reading the last book in The Indian in the Cupboard series today… I know it is a children’s series but it was quite interesting… there are five books in the series… now I am going to read the third book in The Heroes of Olympus series… another children’s book… son2 is reading them too…

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And I finished making hubby’s Christmas present… it’s a book/card of sorts… with stickers, 3-D images out of cards, poems and personal messages… all tied together with a ribbon…

Hubby is working on my present now too… his involves glitter glue… that’s all I know… of course I’m sure there is art work as well, since he can draw…

Son2 is on his laptop after not being able to use if for a few days as it stopped working… luckily is was just the power cord and he has since gotten a new one…

Son3 is doing homework of course… even with this being the last week of school… plus he has all his regular tests on Friday except no spelling words this week… they are having a party on Friday… son3 is bringing cookies…

I have pizza in the oven… we are going to the next town over to look at Christmas lights tonight… they have a neighborhood that decorates extremely plus a horse drawn carriage, Santa, hot chocolate, can food drive… we go every year…

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Here is the little tree in the game room… amazingly the cats have not disturbed it and it sits on one of their scratching posts…

The timer is beeping for the pizzas… and I have to finish the laundry…

Son2 is helping son3 with his crossword homework page on Mesopotamia…

Today

 

Sunny 51°

Tonight

 

 Clear 36°

Tomorrow

Sunny 58°

Happy Journaling…

3 comments:

That corgi :) said...

It is cool down here too! This morning 41 degrees! I want the warmth back (spoiled I know!)

What delicious things you have been baking for work!! Sounds like fun too with going to see the lights and other festivities! Hope you had a great time!

Merry Christmas if you don't post between now and then!

betty

slj said...

Lol..I wish we didn't have snow.
The cookies sound soooo good..butter pecan cookies..yummy..I've never made them. Might have to look that one up:)
Your gift to hubby sounds lovely..I especially like the added touch of tying it up with a ribbon.
Lol..too funny about Indy wanting everyone out of HER bed..lol..
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!
Sheri

Lisa said...

you amaze me with how in the spirit you are even as you work SO much in retail. I have zero things done for the holiday and will not put anything out. We are having 4 inches of snow today with ice. Not fun.I love reading all that goes on with you and yours. Thank you for the Christmas card....we did not send any out....sorry....not able to this year. Enjoy your work fun too. XO