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Long Time Passing

A while since I've posted, been busy and then tired...busy again and even more tired.
Tree and decorations up>

Gifts ready to mail>
Much candy making and baking.>

Last night Anah and J made gingerbread. Craziness abounded. I accidentally turned on the mixer and it jumped out of the bowl. I guess my expression was a sight to behold, but thank goodness no evidence remains. Two icing bags had holes, in all my many years of decorating never had that happen, so cookies are not elaborate. A blessing I suppose because sugar is really rather evil.

1 dozen plus dishcloths>

Presents wrapped ( thank you Erin)>

Watched a good number of Christmas flicks>

Eye doctor appointment tomorrow so resting up for that.

Just finished "The Witch Elm" which dragged on and on. Rather a disappointment as I usually really enjoy Ms. French's writing. Looking around for what to read next.

Cards not done, but I dont send many and if they are late doesn't matter.

Weather quite warm, but lots of mud now. Jacked my back up washing the dog last week. She was chasing a rabbit and came to the door with mud crusted feet and belly. She does smell good now though.


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Dec. 17th, 2018 04:28 pm (UTC)
Same here--such a busy month and it seems especially so this year! Hope you are finding time for well-deserved breaks *hugs*

Yay for some holiday flicks and baking <3

Good luck at your eye appt tomorrow!
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
Appreciate the luck...ack I don't like doctors.
(no subject) - amethyst_witch - Dec. 18th, 2018 12:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 17th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you have been staying busy, although I was said to hear that you'd injured your back. That's never fun. I hope you will soon be on the mend. Great looking tree!
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:41 pm (UTC)
Very busy, I really "got into" it this year. You know how the back thing is, I'm sure...one oops and there it goes, gives me a reason to sit and read :-)
Dec. 17th, 2018 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Dec. 17th, 2018 09:09 pm (UTC)
Weird--none of the photos were there when I commented the first time!

Your tree looks so beautiful my friend <3 Love the soft white lights. The gingerbread balls are making me hungry *drool*

Super cute dishcloths!! Those are the best kind <333
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:34 pm (UTC)
I was probably putting them up. I compose on my tablet and then edit in the pics from my phone.

Thanks for loving all the stuff!
(no subject) - amethyst_witch - Dec. 18th, 2018 12:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 17th, 2018 09:10 pm (UTC)
And I gotta ask *lol* how tall is J?? He looks tall o_O
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:38 pm (UTC)
I think 6' 2". He towers over me and it is a hoot when we give hugs.
(no subject) - amethyst_witch - Dec. 18th, 2018 12:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hang in there!
Another week and then it'll be done for another year.
You know, that's one of the few things I never got to do back when I was a kid was make gingerbread men or a gingerbread house.
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:37 pm (UTC)
Me neither. We really didn't do much for the holidays. Thinking next year we may do houses. It is a lot easier now that the kids can do most of the work. J had never decorated cookies before, he was fun to watch.
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Dec. 18th, 2018 01:19 am (UTC)
Coooookies! I decided to wait until next weekend to make Christmas cookies. I wish I saw the expression on your face when that stuff jumped out o the bowl haha.
Dec. 18th, 2018 12:53 pm (UTC)

Erin was sorely disappointed that she didn't get a picture of me lol

Dec. 18th, 2018 10:31 am (UTC)
Yay! You got a big tree up! I only do a little one, now. I get too tired if I try to do a big one. I guess I could do it in stages :P

Maybe J is a good cook?

The dishcloths look very good. I saw some at a market once and thought I should do some, but never have. That's mainly because the one shop that sells cotton yarn here is very expensive on that item, and also, I'd have to buy a crochet hook! I gave the only one I had to No 1 granddaughter who has never used it with her Knitting Nancy. What a waste!

Glad you had someone to help you with the wrapping. I always find that very tiring. I was tired on Sunday after doing a marathon run!

Good luck with your eye doctor appointment tomorrow!

And I hope your back returns to normal soon.
Dec. 18th, 2018 01:01 pm (UTC)

This is the biggest tree we have had in years, actually got all the ornaments on. Kids and grandkids do all the decorating while i sit and unwrap ornaments and pass them out. I am lucky.

Don't think J cooks, but he sure knows how to eat. He is a BIG BOY.

Do you knit? The dishcloths I make are knitted, simple pattern.

Thanks for the luck, much appreciated.

(no subject) - kabuldur - Dec. 20th, 2018 01:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Dec. 19th, 2018 12:47 am (UTC)
You’ve definitely been busy with lots of Christmas activities. I kept thinking I was ahead of the game, but now I’m thinking maybe not. I still need to get one gift which I’ll probably do tomorrow. I had to mail quite a few gifts this year and the last one I sent out this morning. I still need to wrap everything that stays here. I have my cookie list and hope I find time at the end of the week to bake.
Dec. 19th, 2018 01:46 pm (UTC)
I was amazed at the cost of postage..wow!

Picked up a few more little gifts while in the city fir the eye doc appointment, must stay out of stores lol, i just keep buying.

Still want to make a rum cake and caramel corn, maybe the weekend.
(no subject) - njlorelei - Dec. 19th, 2018 02:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 19th, 2018 04:57 am (UTC)
The icicles are back!

I didn’t put up a tree this year, but next time, icicles for sure!
Dec. 19th, 2018 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yes icicles are a must, I miss the ones from my childhood that my mother made me put on slowly, one at a time.
Dec. 19th, 2018 10:40 pm (UTC)
Love your dish cloths! I made some last year and it was a great gift idea. I wish I had tried to do it again this year and had some to give. Anah and J are very sweet. It's fun having young people in the house! And your tree its beautiful - all white lights look really good!
Dec. 20th, 2018 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Now I need to make some for me lol

I love having the kids here and Anah and J are fun. He is willing to try all these new things and gives me the best hugs.

We tried colored lights a couple of years ago and just didnt like them as much.

Remember when if one light went out you had to check the whole string?
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