Monday, December 12, 2005

English Muffin

Image hosted by

Well I was going to have an English Muffin for breakfast this morning, nicely toasted. However, when I went to pull out the toaster it was missing! And no, it wasn't on the counter either, or in any other cupboard in the kitchen. My brother-in-law said that he took care of it earlier, so... I do believe now that I know the cause--Christopher's away message reveals that "Today is also toaster day in Physics." Gee, isn't that nice. For some reason he just took the toaster in to physics and I don't get breakfast, :(.

More will come later--right now I need to pack my lunch. But I'll put up a blog post about this last weekend including the Thursday Threesome and yesterday's word association.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Charlie Brown

Image hosted by

Well I didn't watch the DVD, but last night this classic special was on TV. Apparently it was the fortieth anniversary (the original airing was in 1965), which I didn't realize until I did some research on-line. This is definately a true holiday classic that should be watched every year! And for some reason this year I was thinking of Mark as I watched... :-)

Thanks to LunaNiƱa for the word association, a couple days late.

  1. Amazing:: grace, that saved a wretch like me
  2. Delights:: Turkish--can't wait to see those Friday! (Hopefully I'll see a midnight showing if I can get tickets)
  3. Inspired:: divine
  4. Disgusted:: sick
  5. You:: y'all
  6. Palm:: Springs
  7. Sweetheart:: Valentine
  8. Guilt:: y conscience
  9. More to come:: the best is yet to come, I liked this song when Vic sang it on DS9


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Good Night

Yes I've been slow about updating--but I've been quite busy. Each weekday I've been out with UPS and on the weekend I'm in at the museum. Right now I'm off for a bit more reading before I sleep. I'm currently about halfway through David Weber's Honor Harrington series and very definately enjoying it!! I just started Honor Among Enemies a few minutes ago. I should update with word association and more general information in the morning.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

Insanity in Pictures

I don't have time to upload everything right now, but I'll at least provide a couple pictures. Of course I now realize that I didn't take very many--but unlike last year we didn't play any games (it was too windy for cards and too cold for anything else) or do much besides huddle together underneath as many blankets as we could manage. :-)

Here is my bum of a nephew--he actually was quite warm in the cart. The rest of us eventually gave up sitting in camping chairs because the wind would just whip underneath and hit our legs--it was much better to sit on the ground.
Image Hosted by

Image Hosted by

And here is Chris in his Russian hat. I sure wished that I'd had one--I didn't even have a hooded sweatshirt so my ears were plenty cold at times.

Image Hosted by

You know what? I think I lied. I'll have time to upload all of the images right now. :-)

Okay, on to Julie next. She tried to hide, but I still managed to get a couple good pictures. Here she is with a cup of hot chocolate that Chris' friend Jeni brought out (and then Jeni ended up staying the rest of the night--I'm not sure if that makes here more or less insane than the rest of us).

Image Hosted by

Now here she really was trying to hide--but also keep the wind out.
Image Hosted by

Oh, did I fail to mention that Chris brought two Russian hats out? I realized later that I should have borrowed the other one in the house (the one that belongs to my nephew who came from Russia about a year ago), but I didn't even know that Chris was bringing them until I was there...*sigh* Anyway, guess who got the hat? ;-)

Image Hosted by

As for me there is unfortunately (or fortunately? :-)) only one picture (that Julie took). I was quite comfortable under my big thick blanket.

Image Hosted by


PS Yes we were (are?) all nuts and certifiable. But somehow it was fun!
PPS Don't forget The Back Porch!
::Christmas Elf Gifs::
Onesome: Christmas-- "Christmas is coming; the goose is getting fat..." Nope, I'm not going there, not by a long shot! How about: Even though we just finished up the Thanksgiving meal, what dish are you looking forward to most at Christmas time? ...and yes, Christmas cookies count! When I was growing up we always had a great Christmas eve with cheeseballs, crackers, sparkling cider (and cranberry juice), and pigs-in-a-blanket. Those are really my favourite Christmas foods.

Twosome: Elf-- Who is your favorite Christmas Elf? Mom? Dad? Will Farrell? That guy who helps you at the tree place each year? Hmm...I don't associate Elves with Christmas usually. I prefer the Elves of Tolkien rather than the tiny little helpers at the North Pole, ;-).

Threesome: Gifs-- How about your favorite bit of Christmas artwork? Is it a painting? ...a cartoon? ...your special ornament? ...the tree in the town square? Honestly I don't think I've ever thought about this before. I'll have to give it some more thought--but right now I'll just relate that I love NOEL decorations. My dad and I always make sure that Leon visits around Christmas time! :-)

PPPS For some reason the time/date area is gone when I edit this! Posted at 10:08 12.01.2005.
PPPPS I figured out how to get it back, all is well now. :-)