Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

In Memory Of Emily

On December 15th, the world lost a truly beautiful person and blogger, in a car accident. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they cope with their loss.

Emily, I will miss your amazing poetry and images.  Most of all, I will miss you, friend.

Click here to visit Emily's blog, "Alice In Wonderland

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Day After

Christmas is over and I have survived! 

The family gathering on Christmas Eve went very well.  There was only one whiny child (that doesn't belong to me) and one kinda whiny adult, but bless her heart... she was frazzled.  No, it wasn't me.

I stayed in my pajamas all day, Christmas Day.  I didn't overeat, unless you count snacking on cookies and only had tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich and, of course, coffee, several times.

I took a short nap, since that was interrupted because I had to pee.  Funny how that always happens when I lay down.  I hate that!  All the perfectly good naps and nights that are ruined by having to get up and pee.  Okay, I know, TMI... sorry.

When my kids grew up, I started a little tradition at Christmas.  Care packages.  Care packages have included many things over the years, but always stuff I thought they could use.  The guys get flannel sleep pants and comfy shirts, the girls get flannel or fuzzy sleep pants and shirts.  Other items include, socks, snacks, lotion, razors, shave cream, coffee, hot chocolate, etc., you get the idea.  Imagine my surprise when my middle Son sent me a photo of the bag used for the care package and it had this in it...

Wait a minute, I didn't put that in there!  I offered to look for the receipt, in case he need to make a return.  He said no, he'd keep it!

Many of you know I've been wanting to get a new camera and haven't been able to make up my mind.  There are SO MANY OUT THERE it's mind boggling, even if you have a good mind.  Just imagine my problem, not having a mind to work with!  My youngest Son surprised with with the tiniest little camera you can imagine.  If I lose a few pounds, or buy bigger jeans, I can actually fit this little thing in my pocket!

To show you the approximate size of this camera, this is side by side with a pack of gum. (I couldn't use the new camera to take the photo, for obvious reasons)

Pretty small, huh!

I took a couple of tests shots and I'm loving this baby!

I've only figured out how to charge the battery, get it in the camera, put in the memory card, snap a shot, delete a shot and get the photos onto the computer.  There's going to be a lot more to figure out.  Sure wish somebody could have gotten me a brain to go with it!


Saturday, December 24, 2011


It is officially December 24th and with any luck, by this time tomorrow evening, I will be snug in bed, filled with relief for surviving another Christmas.  Since the family will gather on Christmas Eve, my celebrating will be over for another year.  It is then I can breathe a deep sigh and relax.  I'm ready.

I'd like to wish everyone a joyous holiday.  If you are driving somewhere, be safe!  There are going to be a lot of idiots out there, drinking in the Christmas spirit(s) celebrating.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Once Upon A Time...

... long, long ago, I was naughty.  

For Christmas, I got this... 

(coal wrapped in red tissue paper)

Sure hope I had fun, I don't remember!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Finding The Christmas Spirit

Yep, I found a little Christmas spirit.  It came frozen, with salt.

Unfortunately, it wore off pretty quick and now I'm back to Bah humbug.

I'll keep trying.