Okay, we're having a very exciting New Year's Eve here on Circle Drive. Mark is watching his new movie 1941, a Christmas gift from my wonderful sis, and I'm ordering sweet pea seeds!
I know, enough to put us both to sleep before midnight. But these orange sweet peas do look pretty good, don't they? I always order seeds from sweetpeagardens.com. Always order way too many, because I can't resisit the thought of having them everywhere everywhere. And then I can't find enough places to put them. But this year, I'm going to plant several times and try to keep up with PJ, who had sweet peas in September.
Friday, December 30, 2005
This scene reminded me of a time when Isaac was little and we went to Six Flags. We were going to ride a roller coaster, and there was one of those signs "you must be this tall to ride". I didn't think Isaac would be tall enough, and I was thinking we'd just send Judson and Mark on the ride and Ike and I would find something else til they got back. Well, Isaac marched up to the sign, stretched all the way down from his toes up through his little blond head of hair, and I swear he grew two inches right in front of our eyes.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The little hanging snowman is something that PJ sent me years ago and I love it still. The card is from Nan, and it's beautiful. Elizabeth sent me a great picture of the whole Wilson clan. It was so nice to hear from them. The roses in the bud vase went for $11 at the silent auction which is part of our fundraising for employee recognition at the hospital. See the cranberries in the vase? I'm going to make one of these for myself.
Monday, December 19, 2005
This is a little paper mache ornament that I bought nearly 30 years ago. Mama was with me at a little gift shop just across the highway from the airport. My former cheerleading sponsor, Mrs. Oliver, owned the shop. While we were browsing, this one fell off the tree and landed at my feet. That's how I knew which ornament to buy that day.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Every year, I make batch after batch of pralines, because I can never get them to come out right. I either don't cook them long enough or cook them too long, beat them too much or not enough, etc., etc. But for some reason, this year they came out right on the very first try. I told mama it's because I'm almost fifty--maybe I've made them enough times to really know how to make them. The divinity came out well too, although I believe that credit goes to the standing mixer that PJ gave me.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Well, I have the tree up and it is actually decorated this year. For the past two years, since both Judson and Isaac are away at school, I just haven't been motivated to go beyond putting up a tree with a few lights. But the organizational bug has hit me. We pulled everything out of the basement and attic that was related to Christmas and went thru it all. This ornament was one that mama made years ago. I love her with her little Detroit Free Press newspaper.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
I do have a few gardening pictures to post--mostly of snow--but I wanted to show you my new shoes. These are my new everyday shoes, my new dress shoes, work shoes, gardening shoes, etc., etc., etc. My feet are never going to want to wear anything else. These are some of my favorite socks too--they came from Aunt Kathy.