Oh boy am I behind.....too much studying...tax course is done, now working on a quickbooks online course...so here's a photo dump from Christmas Day with the highlight as the feature - a group selfie of course!
How to delight the kids in the neighborhood
Make sure your outdoor light display includes animated figurines & twinkling light strands. Two boys down the way have been WAITING for my lights to go up. Last night I got home from work to see their dad out walking with his boys all around my corner lot as they pointed & smiled with glee... Continue Reading →
This was the week of parties. It started out Tuesday when I took my department at work out to lunch at Pacifica Del Mar. A friend of mine recently bought into the restaurant and has turned it into a really lovely spot. Been hearing so many good reviews and was finally able to have a good excuse... Continue Reading →
OK, well, just one since I don't have time for much more, but this seems to The Color right now. When I put events or meetings in my calendar I use a color coded system to organize them by the type of event. Purple happens to be the color I assigned for "Party"... Continue Reading →
Merry Go Round
It's a tree ornament AND a state of life! Another old classic, though not as old as the mouse. This one has been around ever since we started using white lights in a tree - which I think is pretty much when my parents bought the first fake tree we owned and my mom and... Continue Reading →
The transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas is complete!
I toyed with the idea of putting off the outdoor decorating until next weekend given that Thanksgiving was SO early this year. But then, I saw that there is a first winter rain storm predicted to arrive next weekend - and this weekend was gorgeous. Warm even in the middle of the day. So after... Continue Reading →
My favorite pictures from Christmas
More to come later, but we are truly a goofy bunch as proven by these candid shots The Boyfriend (and I) took:
I was one of THOSE people this week
You know the ones. People who don't do a stitch of Christmas shopping until the days of December begin with a '2'. It was just a horrible combination of time + money availability not lining up until after the 15th of the month. Then because my company is so generous with the holiday time off,... Continue Reading →
Has anyone seen my Christmas spirit?
I've determined (ok, perhaps my body determined) that I can no longer deny the existence of the cold that has been trying to take hold since last week. I am now officially snuffly & coughy & generally cloudy headed & feeling icky and I will most likely whine about these things for a few days... Continue Reading →
Outdoor Christmas lights 2011 edition
Thanks to my new camera that actually captures the light display rather decently (except for the odd purple glow in the backyard with all the multi-colored lights surrounding it) - here is the 2011 edition of my Griswold-like yard. As always, this was put up in one day. This year my eager helper was Renee... Continue Reading →