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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


When you get to go out for lunch after Bible study
you might forget to pick up your lesson because you are so excited
I guess I was, because I forgot. 
( available later on line, thankfully )

believe me, this was a very special luncheon

so exciting that
on the way home, 
one of my 4 BSD's  saw an exit
to I-90 and told me just in time

but, it was going west and we wanted to go east

let me just say,
at this point I believe the other BSD's all 
seemed to see the same banner
 " Do your best back seat driving and help this lady out "

heading in to Seattle is ok, you just get off the first
exit, that happens to say north.
It was not long  before...
BSD # 2 says, you don't want to go north.

north or south, you just turn around and get back on 
I-90 going east

There was no warning from anyone when we hit a huge puddle on the freeway.
Our van was completely covered  in that splash.  
Hang on, we are still going straight and have renewed visibility

But. the exit we want has a long line
BSD # 3 says she always goes up to 148th 

Easy,   Getting close now.
BSD # 4 says that she always turns before hitting
that terribly busy intersection by Sears.
 She always takes Bel/Red road.

Done.  and another 5 minutes and we are back to the parking lot.

Excitement is kind of tiring...if you know what I mean.
a little nap 
and then an email surprise

Two tickets  to a concert Saturday night !! 
   Thank you Audrey !

I live an exciting life. 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


         but where is it coming from ?

Thankfully, we always check those batteries
and you do too, right? !

Then, why is  one empty?  

Well, the noise is getting louder.   And it seems like it has shifted to the garage.

No smoke.
Checked the wood stove.
All looks good.
  Time to call the expert.
Hubby !

Not too far away, so it does not take him long to get home and then not too long before he realizes
The noise is coming from the garbage can.

That discarded defective   smoke detector
 is now deafening us.

Guess they call that a false alarm
oh,  the empty box, was not a smoke alarm. It is the electric doorbell.

I live an exciting life( and someday  I will  figure out how to change the margins )

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My new Black Purse

shopping is fun
especially when you are with people you love
 AND  you find just what you are looking for.

( after you have had lunch together )

And I did.
Had lunch
found just the right purses I had been looking for.

until I got home.
When I tried to fit all my necessities into the softest black leather
I could not make it stay shut.   It closed and popped open

The beautiful taupe bag ( also very soft leather ) had such small openings
that I scraped my hand just trying to get my phone out.

So, on Saturday I was very happy to find a new black purse.

Smooth leather
roomy, but not over-sized.
Side opens with built in wallet
it is red.... it is my new black.
Looks very nice with black and matches my car.
Who could ask for more?!?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

After the party is over

 and, the party is over,
                  and many memories made.


           First ....which napkins.....

          Then, which recipes to try.     Old friends, new oven, new recipes, here I come


First decision, little man picked the one with red berries.  Nice.

  Chapter two.

I seldom serve appetizers.  They just spoil your appetite for the main meal. But I had some brie cheese and a recipe suggestion from my daughter, so I went for it.

Who or what can  I blame for a burnt to a crisp, quite sweet brie ?    Paul Deen  or my new stove. ( Or the timer that did not set itself).
OK, I don't like to serve appetizers anyway.   

Chapter three

Little man is ready for his nap, so he did not stay for lunch. ( slipped right between Shirley's legs so fast no one noticed...hardly..well it was pretty cute )  After placing all the stuffed animals in the living room, under the tree, he gave hugs to all the ladies, twice and went home.

We all sat down to the table.....what?   where is the food?      Pea salad and fresh fruit   ( thank you  Liz and  Sally ) will not fill us up.
Three hot dishes were still in the kitchen.  Chicken in the oven.  Beets on the stove and rolls waiting to be warmed.  
Let's just say the hostess was distracted by her little man.
And thankfully, two guest jumped up, after prayer, and helped served up the hot dishes.
Sorry to say the chicken dish was so piping hot that one guest burned her hand.
( I have Sulfadiazine  handy,these things happen )

Chapter four

Dessert. That's easy.  Easy recipe. quick bake. make ahead. 
        What?  Why is there so much extra filling?   Twice as much as I need for these little phyllo  pie tarts.  Good thing I have an extra box.  But why?  No Who?  Who changed the recipe from tablespoons to teaspoons !   At least 4 T. of brown sugar instead of 4 t. is not changing the flavor. And no one complained.  ( No one knew ) 

Chapter five.

Little man has another Grandma who sent this great tea towel.
Also  gifted with chocolates in a fun red dish , poinsettia, sparkling cider, Christmas CD,
 gingerbread mat, holly soap and a fluffy red bird ornament .

I live an exciting life
I am blessed