Sunday, December 4, 2016

National Cookie Day

I'll admit it :(

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day slipped away from me with no action taken, but today is a day I can easily get behind and celebrate big time.

It's National Cookie Day! Feast you eyes on but a small sampling of the possibilities.


Good for you if you have the time to bake your own. These look delicious!




Since it is the Christmas season . . .


But if you don't have  the time (like me) to bake today . . . we have options!



No matter how you plan to celebrate National Cookie Day, do one thing . . . enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

National Stay Home Because You're Well Day

And there you have it! It's National Stay Home Because You're Well Day. Do something nice for yourself for a change.

Treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast out.


Relax in a long, hot bath.


Lose yourself in a good book.


Or, do what I'm doing.


Go to work because I need the money :(

How will you spend your day?

Monday, November 28, 2016

It's Done

Well . . . for the most part anyway. I constantly rearrange or add an ornament or two as the days go on. Now it's time to start the wrapping the gifts and filling in the empty spaces under the tree.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Shopping!

The shopping season officially begins today with what has come to be known as Black Friday. The day merchants make up for slow sales during the entire year and hopefully turn a profit.


Luckily, we don't have to fight the crowds in the malls and shopping centers around town to complete our gift list.


We can opt to shop in the comfort of our jammies from our own homes. Not that I haven't seen shoppers . . . in their jammies . . . in the mall. Hey! That sounds like a great post for another day. Maybe I'll collect my own photos and share later :)

Me? I prefer to avoid the crowds. Give me my pj's, computer, coffee (for morning shopping), wine (afternoon and evening shopping), credit card (number, expiration date, and 3-digit code memorized. Sad, I know) and I'm set.


What's your preferred method of shopping?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


I'm thankful for friends like you! Have a wonderful day filled with family, food, and fond memories.

Monday, November 21, 2016

And it begins!

I love to get the house decorated for Christmas as early as possible so I can enjoy every minute of the season but always after Thanksgiving. I never want to overlook the day set aside for giving thanks for our many blessings.

With work, family schedules, and the hustle and bustle of the all the tasks on my ever growing to do list, the time I have available for decorating after Thanksgiving and before the new work week begins again is limited.

Last year, my daughter suggested we purchase our trees the weekend before Thanksgiving, get it set up in the stand with plenty of water so it can rehydrate and regain its original shape after being bound and transported from who knows where up north.

What?! Before Thanksgiving?

She pointed out the trees, already on display, had been cut probably weeks prior to Thanksgiving. Why not give it a fighting chance to stay fresh and green as long as possible. After all, who likes a brown, brittle tree on Christmas Day? Good point.

So, another of our Christmas traditions began and here's our tree for 2016, drinking all the water it wants, staying fresh, and relaxing its scrunched up branches to be ready for the ornaments and lights next weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Happy birthday to one of my favorite mice . . . M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E!

Admit it. You sang those letters, didn't you? Who wouldn't? Mickey has brought us all such joy over the years.

We have two grandsons born in August who turned one and four this year. We decided to celebrate the birthdays together. Mickey joined in the fun and helped us out. Look at those yummy cupcakes!


Now, it's Mickey's day. Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse! Let's celebrate!