Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas

 This tree is just the right size, doncha think?    Turns out this is the total decorating I've done this year, unless you count dragging all the boxes down from the attic and stacking them nicely in the overflow room.  I think that's a real good start. We've been to countless (well, countable, but I don't want to) plays and performances and concerts and dinners, but none of them at home, so those boxes might just stay right where they are until next December.  Bah-Humbug.

Al harvested his first garlic crop, thanks to the generosity of Paulette who shared her starters.

 I discovered a lazy way to make peppermint bark.  Much less messy than trying to break up an entire pan full of the goodness.  Drop a blob of melted chocolate, sprinkle some crushed candy canes (the hardest part is unwrapping the canes, the messiest part is crushing those sugary devils), then drop a glob of melted white chocolate, a bit more candy cane and that's that.  They look kind of funky but taste just as good.  A few of them fell into my mouth before I had a chance to get them bagged for gifting.  If only my mouth could stay closed more often.  For many reasons, but let's not go into that right now. 

This idea came to me in a dream.  Or was it online?  Yeah, that's it.  
Thank you, paint department.

Not a very good shot, but when I found out that Toys for Tots accepts scarves along with the baby blankets, I got busy.  Anything for the privilege of hugging a Marine!  Or Army, Navy, Coast Guard, cop, fire fighter.  Stop me before I hug again. 

Okay, that's enough silliness for now.  See you next year! 

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