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I last posted on Sunday, and then I blinked and discovered that it is now Thursday night. I was not on hiatus or pouting or sick or anything. I have just been very busy!!! Making that cake last week got me on a roll. (I remembered that I actually enjoy cooking when I don't have a gun to my head.)
Doing what you ask? Well, a bunch of things. I wish I could tell you it was all exciting and wonderful, but in truth it was just everyday life, with thoughts on the coming holidays. I daydreamed and planned and then did it again. I think the ideas have gelled.
|Joss & Main|
Last weekend was busy, too, and I squeezed in a couple of estate sales both days. One of them had something I have been looking for a long time, so I was given to understand, "You can have this, but it is for Christmas!" Fair enough. You will have to wait till Christmas to see it, but it is in my DR already. No, it is not the French drawleaf table. (Boohoo)
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I have started planning what little I am going to do in the way of decorating and cooking for the holidays from TGV on through the New Year. I am determined to keep it all stress free this year. We are not having houseguests this year. I haven't mentioned it on the blog before now because my son had asked me not to, but his engagement to the Chinese girl is over although they remain business partners. He will be unable to come this year because of work commitments.
Once I had formulated a simple plan, I went in the attic today to look around. I found all those blooming seashells I had looked all over creation for last summer!
I also wanted to see what I had acquired at the after-Christmas sales last year. I did remember that we hit the mother-lode one day at Hob-Lob, but I had forgotten what a score it really was! I also found eight green goblets I bought for a song at Pier 1. I love surprises like that. Stay tuned.
We have eaten a couple of batches of homemade soup this week, most of the chili and a great Schechwan chicken stir-fry today. I have no idea if I spelled that right. The first of the week, I tried Jenna's Roasted Butternut-Pear Soup -- it's fabulous. Find it at The Painted Apron -- you really should try it. Cookies are on the agenda next, along with a big batch of lasagna.
One day, I slept till 10:30! I guess I was tired. I didn't do diddly the rest of that day, either. I wore PJ's all day till time for my shower that night when I put on fresh ones. I read blogs and magazines all day, gleaning some great ideas for food and decorating. I finished up GRAY MOUNTAIN, and I bought the new Rick Bragg book about Jerry Lee Lewis. Can't wait to get to it.
|White House Black Market|
Yesterday we did some running around, hunting and gathering. I have about finished my Christmas shopping! Don't hate me. Actually, it is because I am Lady Scrooge, and I am not giving many presents this year.
While I was combing through the sea of junk mail this morning, I ran across this on Dot and Bo:
Is this not the most perfect table in the history of the world for my kitchen? I won't be getting it, but it is perfect, you must admit...
The weather has been crazy, hasn't it? So cold for a couple of days, now it is getting more reasonable. I have done some other projects I will share soon.
I hope you all have a great weekend! You will probably all be busy, just like me. I'll bet you are cyber-window shopping too! That's a good thing, right?
The photos you have been looking at are from various shopping sites. I have spent some time this week looking at all the catalogs and sites. This time of the year there are so many wonderful things to blow your money on!