I'm joining Amy again for Five on Friday.
Yes, I said CHRISTMAS!
Every year, for the month of December, I get Christmas novels out and read them, usually in the quiet of the morning, drinking coffee and admiring the lights on the tree. Last year, Christmas kind of came and went. But the other day, something in my brain snapped! I went to the library, and dug through my bookpile, and got my Christmas book stash ready. I'm starting early this year! I don't have the tree up and I'm not admiring the lights yet, but I'm preparing for the Holiday! I've been living in one room in a basement for 3 1/2 years peeps.
Bring it Baby!
And I went to my First Christmas open house yesterday after crochet group.
I am serious about this Christmas spirit thing!
I stopped by a local bakery, J. Edwards, and they had these yummy looking cupcakes. They also have a lot of other stuff, including chocolates...
and I loved how the place was decorated!
Beware of them. Tis the season for them to be running around. When I went to Michigan the other day, I saw about eight of them on the side of the road that had been hit by cars.
And this folks...is the Biggest buck I've ever seen!
Only buck I've ever seen on our property!
I know, it's not too close up. There were three deer, two a few feet in front of the buck. I saw them first, then I saw the buck, then he saw me, and they trotted off into the woods.
(stay hidden Bucky Boy-tis the season for hunting too!)
3) Crochet group
and I'm still working on my blanket. I don't even know what I'll add next
...something for the top and bottom. I'm winging it.
4) The Cubs!!!
Well I have to admit, as we were watching the Cubbies the other night...I fell asleep. We were just all so snuggly. Poor Dixie Doodle though, isn't allowed in our bed, so he had to be taken to his own bed, after a few minutes of snuggling.
As the Cubs won...I couldn't help but think of my Uncle Donald. At every family gathering on my Dad's side of the family, I always remember him in a lawn chair with a radio right by him, listening to the Cubbies. See the radio in the left hand bottom corner. This picture was taken in 1984 or 1985.
He passed away this year, April 2016. I think he had a chat with God! I know he is celebrating in heaven!
So, I've been digging through our basement. Trying to get the room we used to live in, in some kind of order. I've had to drag furniture and stuff out of different areas of the basement...things that have been stored for years, and it's turned into one Big Fat Honkin' Mess!
I've forgotten about a lot of stuff, and I've decided I don't need a lot of stuff. (need anything? I probably have it!)
Anyway, I found a bunch of VCR tapes of Martha Stewart (yes I'm a fan) back in the "Turkey Hill days" when she had a Sunday morning, half hour show. I would have to record them because I would be at church. We'd go out to eat and I'd come home and watch them in the afternoon. Well, I also had a tv stored in the basement, that had a vcr player in it, so I put a Martha tape in and voila', it worked! For about an hour. (sad face)
So, one evening this week, my Shug and I went everywhere looking for VCR/DVD players. I know, right!
The only place we could find one was Wal-Mart to the tune of 189.00!!!! I was ready to get the wallet out! Well...it was for Martha! But then...we decided to go to the Goodwill. Now, I thought of that before mind you, but he made some comment about not wanting to burn the house down....but guess what? As luck would have it...voila' again! VCR machines for 6 bills each! YEP $6.00. We bought one. Brought it home, and
so far, so good!
Or should I say,
"It's a Good Thing!"
So, as I'm cleaning up my basement, I'm watching Martha episodes. I can't wait to get it finished, get a table in there, and sew and craft and watch Martha! I'll show you before and after pics, when I get it done. It's too embarrassing to show you right now! (red face)
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PS - Thanks for the yummy pie! You know who you are!