Friday, December 19, 2014

Around Here Lately

  1. Some vintage jars full of cookies waiting to give to the bus driver and aide this afternoon.
  2. More Etsy sales going out with a gift for the mail lady.  She does earn her pay on my account alone! ha.
  3. Charcoal, snoozing by the glow of the tree.
  4. The wreath is the only thing frosty around here.  It's cold enough for snow and grey enough for snow.  It just needs to fall now!
  5. Some spicy soup to warm our tummies down to our toes.
  6. Smoke, hanging out in the kitchen with me.  If he gets any bigger, I won't be able to tell him from Slate!
  7. The boys at their Christmas program Tuesday.

This And That

  1. A little bird that HAD to come home with me from the auction.  
  2. A golden Christmas on my kitchen desk
  3. Samantha
  4. Anniversary roses.
  5. A little box that comes out this time of year just to make me smile.
  6. The Christmas tree.
  7. Mr. Penguin guarding packages waiting for the mail lady.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Anita

Before the auction started today, I browsed through the rows of
box lots and saw this little framed picture of two Boston Terrier pups.
I immediately thought of Anita at Did You Bring Your Camera.
I told all my coworkers to bid on it for me if I happened to be
clerking on the other side of the room when it came up for auction,
but I just happened to be available to snap it up without too much
competition!  It looks like her two dogs, Buster (who left this world
way too soon)  and Bugsy, who carries on with his adorable
 Bat Man ears. haha.  Anita!  Email me your mailing address...
I want you to have this sweet little thing!

And if you don't visit Anita's blog, you should.
Your mouth will hang open in awe of her amazing photography!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White Elephant Gifts

We had a great time with some of The Mister's staff
from work.  And yeah, Taylor and Lauren were here, too,
because Taylor is the Social Media Administrator for
our two local hospitals as a side job!

We ate all kinds of yummy hors d'oeuvres like shrimp
cocktail, flank steak crostini, crudites, bacon wrapped scallops,
chocolate covered strawberries, sweet and sour meatballs,
cheese dip and crackers, red velvet cake, pastry swans,
fruit cups and some lovely white zinfandel.

The best part of the evening was opening White Elephant
gifts.  The adults had lots of fun.
The boys were quite disappointed.  haha.