Sunday, December 21, 2014

This week

There will not be much updating this week.

We did see a lovely performance of The Nutcracker, and it was just beautiful. After the show we went out to dinner to celebrate Brosky's birthday.

This next week will be festive and very busy! Look for pictures and occasional written updates. Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Venting

I have an issue. If I leave for the day at 4pm, why would you think it was a good idea to wait ask me an involved question at 3:59? Are there people who are there until say, 5pm who could also answer your involved question? YES! Those people are on hand! I needed to go to the post office after work and I have learned that I have a window of opportunity to do that opens and closes in four minutes! That is the difference between being the the line and standing in a line.  I stood in a line.

Today I have no excuse. I  came home, walked the dog, had to go to Wally for dog food, but I did it quickly and once home, I managed to keep myself awake - a nice change of pace, I just didn't feel like thinking. I chose what to wear to work tomorrow, emptied the dishwasher and filled the dishwasher and ran the dishwasher, put the trash out and watched Project Runway All Stars and pretty much decided that I had done all I was going to do for the evening.

So. Todays lyric challenge
La ingenting deg misnøye
Husk Kristi, vår Frelser
Ble født på Juleaften.
For å redde oss fra Satans makt
Da vi hadde gått oss bort
Åh, budskap av beroligelse og glede
Beroligelse og glede
Åh, budskap av beroligelse og glede
ting du misnøyer.
fra Satans makt mens vi hadde gått oss bort.
Too easy!

Next!

Veniţi, credincioşi, bucuroşi şi triumfători,
Veniţi, veniţi in Betleem,
Să-L vedeţi pe regele îngerilor,
Veniţi să-L preamărim
Pe Domnul!

Dumnezeu adevărat din Dumnezeu adevărat, lumină din lumină,
Întrupat din Maria, Fecioara,
Dumnezeu adevărat, născut nu făcut,
Veniţi să-l preamărim
Pe Domnul!

Cântaţi, coruri îngereşti,
Cântaţi în slava Cerului,
Slavă! Slavă întru Cel de Sus!
Veniţi să-L preamărim
Pe Domnul!

Celui care s-a născut astăzi,
Slavă Lui Iisus,
Întrupat din cuvântul Tatălui celor veşnice,
Veniţi să-L preamărim
Pe Domnul!





Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Tree Rock


Rocking around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev'ry couple tries to stop

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly" Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
and we'll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly" Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way


SO much more festive than how I actually spent the evening.  In real life I had a huge lunch and did nothing around the Christmas tree but come home and fall asleep in front of it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Explanation

I had to post those pictures of my tour of the historical district over the weekend one at a time because one part og my computer is not speaking to another part of my computer and it is not allowing me to deal with pictures. I do not under stand the problem, but I found a work-around.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Went big

Curb appeal

Fruit as ornaments

Natural decorations

The Halloween house changes its costume

Fa La La La

I would have an entry , but instead I wrapped gifts and grappled with the computer. The computer is being a giant bitch from hell and I am not happy with it.

I wrapped gifts and compared to dealing with the bitchy computer, it was a lot easier than I had anticipated! I wrapped birthday gifts, I gift bagged dog cookies, I wrapped a retirement gift and then I set my sights on Christmas gifts.

This was a lot easier this year as I decided to forgo ribbon and bows - we're all adults here and we don't need those to make the gift special. I know that somewhere Martha Stewart just got a camp but Martha doesn't have to wrap her own gifts, she pays people to make them beautiful and if I was getting paid, I certainly would have put more into it. Also, whomever was paying me would have supplied festive and meaningful do-dads and extras for me to make the gifts gorgeous. I hate wrapping and I would use gift bags more liberally, but I don't like them because they make me feel as though I am being disingenuous - unless its super appropriate and I bought it for the design.  Mostly I prefer to suffer for my art.

So I wrap gifts in paper and it makes me cranky because I am not better at it and they always end up looking like I allowed a very young child  or the cat to do the wrapping for me. I  end up apologizing a lot for my gifts before they are ever opened, I find that this this also lowers expectations of whatever is wrapped badly,  but sometimes I do go overboard with the anticipatory apologizing because everyone is surprised I gave them something store bought and not a lump of dough festooned with macaroni, that this year I am calling a coffee mug that I had led them to believe was what I had for them.

I might have also chosen a more flamboyant gift wrap. I like Peanuts a lot, but its not as go-go as other patterns . It looks like its going to read to us from Luke - which is appropriate and seasonal, but not very exciting, and then we're going to go collect canned goods .


Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekend Goodness


I had a great weekend! I started off by sleeping really, really late! But it didn't matter! I didn't have to do anything or be anywhere!

I got dressed, went downstairs and fed the dog and myself, and then I watched TV for a while, because I could.

Broskey came over and moved my unused TV from upstairs to replace the broken TV in the dogs room, this was very nice because older TVs weigh  way too much and he had to move it from upstairs to downstairs on my way out of code. very steep stairs. And then we went to Target and he played Santa.

I took off early and went home and Dog and I went to Dog Bar. It was fun and a rep from a beer company was there and the bipeds got a free beer and cake. We had a great time. Rocket wore his Santa suit and everyone thought he was just the most adorable dog there - I thought the tiny dog wearing a Christmas tree costume may have edged him out though. I now need to find a dog Christmas tree costume for next year.

We went straight to my favorite Chinese place and I had a nice dinner. Post dinner, I went to Wally and bought fixings for venison meatballs and peanut butter cookies.

I slept really late, and I had a lot of energy! Go Me! Both were very successful. I found a good recipe for the meat balls - I've never made them before. It was a good recipe, but I read several and there were some good ideas that weren't in it and should have been. I added  diced bacon, green onions I had and some decent grated parmesan cheese to the mix and they worked out well. The cookies are just fake sugar and peanut butter and eggs! Low in carbs and they taste terrific.



Sunday, I took some tomatoes and peppers out of the freezer and made them into  a sauce and added in some of the meatballs. I made some whole wheat pasta and had a great meal, the cookies were a great dessert.


All I did all weekend was do fun things - the dog bar, an open house, and dog and I wandered around the historic district admiring the lovely Christmas decorations. I also slept late, watched TV and cooked neat foods. Yay Me!

Saturday, December 13, 2014