Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ho-Ho Zzzz ...

Lying down on the job all day... 
Wide awake by night. 
Christmas decorations 
of plastic so bright.

 All over the lawn, 
all the way down the road, 
Jolly candy canes jingle
Tho no one is home.

Folks are out shopping,
Haggling down crisis.
Don't know where to find it, 
Scary high prices! 

There's not enough cash
to buy all the wishes.
Or pay the electric
bill for the glitz-es

That house is setting up tons of blow-up decs this year again/ They do a great entertainment job there, but the display lights n blown up balloon pieces are only on between 4:30 to 7 pm. I should walk over for new pics this  year.
These pics were uploaded last December.
They inspired the rhyme written into the editor by SnaggleTooth  today

Friday, December 12, 2014

July in December

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2014

Half a year ago, I felt so peaceful witnessing this pretty sunset in July. Currently the hectic pace  n conditions seem so opposite. From hot to frozen.  (These pics were saved in Drafts all this time). It's been so long since I stopped to see a pretty sunset here. I go to work n come home in the dark now, n I'm always on hurried errands on my free days.

Shopping is on, n there aren't enough hours to do it all...
Luckily funds soon diminish so we make do with whatever is available we can settle on.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2014
What kills me, is when you have no idea what to get some family members, then find yourself wasting precious time wandering thru stores aimlessly perusing for nifty ideas. I won't shop online at all this year. This machine is a big time-eater loading catalog pics on dial-up.

Normally I find Photos to send out with cards, n I'm still sifting thru the split-up computer files from switching machines. I can't find any deemed "good enough" of folks to pass along from this cut back on pic taking year. Cards have to be out ASAP, n looks like they may be without pics this round. 

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2014
I have exactly 3 Days Off left to get all gifts together, n still have some aimless perusing left to do. Yikes - Too much going on. I'd so like to just stay in bed n sleep instead... but nothing would be done in time.

So the race is back on after this short pic break from winter... 

Happy bargain gift hunting all!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

So Full

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2014

Tired is again catching up with me, along with feeling heavier... I just finished the last of the raspberry cheesecake pie, n apple pie, n chocolate Mousse pie yesterday. Luckily I'd been not eating alot for weeks leading up to ThanksGiving.

My holiday went well with visiting n eating good food, but I still had to skip sleeping to get to the early meal. For someone on a day schedule, it would compare to getting up at 3am n eating a hot meal when you're really not hungry yet. I took home alot of leftovers, n have been working on eating it in smaller portions all week.

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2014
Seven Little Ones, (The eldest now as tall as me), sat at the "Cousins" table n barely ate any of the traditional dishes. Seems we are raising a newer generation which prefers simple, n plain foods- such as white meat only with no gravy n vegetables without any butter. Each is so picky about their food in different ways.

This reminds me of my very picky father, who often wouldn't eat meals the rest of the family sat down to. He would usually eat French Toast instead. He did eat the turkey meals at least.

I always explain to the Little Ones who never met him, that my father would eat tomato sauce, bread, n cheese separately, but would not eat pizza! He was the only person I ever knew who didn't like pizza. He did like pasta n sauce alot tho. These young folks will only eat it plain, or with butter or cheese. But we cannot call it pasta to the away cousins, it must be called  "noodles."

Image by SnaggleTooth Thanks Day 2014

It all seems so silly to me. So much emphasis on food prefer-
ences. Really the point was getting in more family time, n we are lucky we could this year.

This is the pretty dessert array we dug into after stuffing ourselves with turkey. I made Raspberry squares, Cran-Apple pie, n Pumpkin pie. Then there's a huge, deep dish Apple pie (containing 12 apples!), a Pumpkin cake, Triple Chocolate Mousse Pie, n The Raspberry Cheesecake pie. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turk Key Time USA

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2014

I am mostly thankful not to have to work this holiday. I'll be busy preparing food n visiting with folks. I won't be catching crowded sales this week-end, being more into the simple things.

Simple like getting off the feet n not stressing out...

Image by SnaggleTooth Nov 2014

We'll all become gobblers of goodies for a big dinner, with alot of deserts n hang out for hours. The phone will keep ringing n the internet will enable contact with all those relatives n good friends not heard from in ages. 

Of course I mostly will miss my parents, grandparents, aunts, n uncles long since absent. This holiday will always echo in my heart with their absence. Luckily, loud Little Ones always take that sting away n add good memories to the pile.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Nov 2014

I'll not take this ability to celebrate for granted, or the folks present either. Having the time n ability are very appreciated. Next year if I don't change jobs, I'll have to work on the day again.

Here's my little assembly of small. seasonal decor to cheer me on my table. Three little pumpkins, two ceramic, one a real mini, plus my new fave Dollar tree purchase of a solar turkey who dances (more like bowing) under the desk lamp.

Hope all in the USA have a good, long ThanksGiving week-end, n all others find reasons to appreciate family n life also, even if Turkey isin't your thing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pumpkins Out

Image by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

When the pumpkin products run out after this week at work I'll be so relieved. I'm all pumped up to have Turkey Day Off this year, n a crowded dinner to go to nearby.

The Nor'Easter heading in for Weds may snow slush on my parade of errands in long market lines while  getting ready. Hopefully folks stay safe in their travels on the road to get to their gatherings.

Image by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

I really like these altered pics, n am glad my ISP decided to keep me online long enough to post today. Was here yesterday to answer comments, but access kept cutting off. Guess the Net is very busy too.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

These were on sale the day after Halloween at the market. I didn't get one, but think the group together is pretty interesting. I wonder if you can make pie out of heirloom pumpkins?  Back at the beginning of October I did spend $1 on a 3" Mini-pumpkin. I'll try to post a pic of it soon.

Enjoy the cooking, food, n company! Safe travels, n always be grateful...