A grey day outside made a cool, comforting backdrop for the warm, inviting light inside our house. It caused a ‘nesting’ instinct to be awakened in me. What little corner of our home would I improve or change? I could go through the entire rainy day without stopping once, cleaning this, straightening that, creating this, mending that. When its all done I loved relaxing in an atmosphere of comfort.
It was a day for making the list and checking it twice – not my Christmas list – that was a sub-folder on my list-LIST… I knew it was essential that I put pen to paper and map out what has to be accomplished between now and Christmas vacation – no more letting it all unfold as it may. Don’t want to forget anyone in my haste. There were flurries of phone calls, hello’ers on hello and Miles and I had a lovely dinner with a friend in the evening. I won’t bore you with the details of my list… but will tell you that I managed to cross at least ½ of its entire length off.
Two things “I WISH” I did not have to do… are putting laundry away, and vacuuming. With this, I have to share with you – (its my blog and I can put my stupid jokes on if I want…) When does a vacuum suck? When it doesn’t suck! LOL My friend Gina asked me what I would want for Christmas if I could choose… and I know this sounds very silly, but I would want a Dyson Vacuum. Yep, I want a really good vacuum, something racy and sleek. Something with so much suction that I could make my burbur carpet look like shag. Something that could be used in conjunction with hairspray to create an instant Mohawk on hair. Something that takes tinsel. Something that would make the ceiling tiles heave up into the roof like the wind through our windows does. Something that could deflate an airmattress in 1 minute flat. Yeah, baby, that’s what I want! (too much coffee, folks!)
LAYOUT BY READER SHANNON W. FROM AUSTRALIA
Bits and Bobs beads and Frosty Star made by Mrs. Miles (me) Thanks Shannon!
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My friend Rebecca from NY… well she was torturing me upon my request today. She hadda go and mention to me that she and her dearest have a chocolate business. Yes, you heard me… choc-o-late. She is also a photographer so I was wondering why we don’t see a blog of sorts… she assures me a website is in the wings awaiting to be born in the future then we can all be tortured with pictures of their amazing eats. Can’t wait to see it Rebecca. You can head me straight to the dark aisle please…
I asked you readers yesterday what you would do if you knew your days were coming to an end shortly…
Kat responded what I think most of us would… to spend as much time as we could with our loved ones.
Dawn responded: We do something like Sonya. When my first child was born, my mother started buying him a "bread dough" ornament each year. This continued as the other children were born, switching from "bread dough" to other ornaments and my buying them. Now the kids know that there will be a new ornament, reflecting something they currently like, each year in their stocking. Boy is my tree going to be bare when they're grown and on their own! lol
LAYOUT BY SONYA JOHNSON
Using Gina Cabera’s Christmas Magic Kit
male lady bug
A few jokes to lift the corners of your mouth…
Cats' Favorite Christmas Carols
10. Up on the Mousetop
9. Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas
8. Joy to the Curled
7. I Saw Mommy Hiss at Santa Claus
6. The First Meow
5. Oh, Come All Ye Fishful
4. Silent Mice
3. Fluffy, the Snowman
2. Jingle Balls
1. Wreck the Halls!
Christmas Signs At a Toy store:
"Ho, ho, ho spoken here."
At a Bridal boutique: "Marry Christmas."
Outside a church: " The original Christmas club."
At a ski resort: "All I need to know about life I learned from asnow man."
In a stationery store: "For the one who has everyting, a calender to show when the payments are due."
BARB’S HANDY TIP #152
Banjo Bunny – the Neat Nativity Site!
You know… I have visited this site every year for several years… it soooo cool. It’s a flash nativity calendar – exceptionally done. Unfortunately, when I went to find the site, I simply couldn’t as I lost all my bookmarks about 6x after this past year, due to computer crashes. However… the site is so amazing that I found it linked to another site, just yesterday… so you get to check it out! When it loads, look for the button that says CLICK HERE and this will allow you to check out the different days. You will want to share this with your friends!
BANJO BUNNY’S NATIVITY CALENDAR AND (paid) E-CARDS