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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Let's Wrap up Christmas 2017

Scott and I enjoyed a quiet Christmas Eve and day together... no driving... no crowd.... no stress... no anxiety. We just piddled around this little cottage and ate non-traditional foods... Shrimp and grits with asparagus on the side for one meal and another meal was a spinach and brussel sprout salad, corn on the cob and meatloaf. Christmas we stayed in our PJ's nearly all day and leisurely exchanged gifts between the two of us. He gave me some wonderful books and crafting supplies. He also bought us a new printer so I can print of photos and art work and it won't cost us a fortune in ink!

I was lucky and had a wish list of items he wanted from Harbor Freight.
Some additional gifts from Greg - a 10 pack of board canvases and a gardening book.
Greg is also glad I have a wish list on Amazon.
My brother, Charles, wife Alina and their twins - Aiden and Anastasia
On the 23rd we went over to my folks' for Christmas with them and some of my siblings and their families...
Madeline - not feeling well with a double ear infection... poor thing.
Aiden - one of the twins - soon to be 2 years old.
Anastasia and Aiden enjoying their chocolate from us.

My fellas - Scott and Greg ("Perhaps not the best shirt to wear to Grandma's for Christmas son")

Phoenix - counting his loot with his new bank

Abby talking with my sister, Ronda about the new banks.
Greg... a bit overwhelmed by so many kids.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Four Days til Christmas

Every year flies by faster and faster... I wish it would slow down just a little bit.
Greg's "BIG" Gift - his very own KitchenAid

 Scott and I went down to our house in Cayce last weekend and took Greg's gifts down there and let him open them as we weren't sure how this weekend was going to work out as Scott wasn't sure if he would have to go into work or not. This weekend we will go to my folks on Saturday for a dinner with them and Greg is going to try to go as well and then may come back to  the cottage here and spend the night with us so we can spend Christmas Eve together.

We went ahead and opened the gifts that Greg gave to us as well while we were down there and he gave us both a HUGE SILLY MUG!

Honestly I don't know where he gets it from!

Well we DID buy him two t-shirts as well and perhaps you will see exactly where he gets it from...

Of course Piper had to get right in the middle of everything!
I sure do miss seeing this kid daily but his job is down there and Scott's is up here. And life goes on.

I went in for a re-check and some blood work this morning and will get the results in a day or two. The Nurse Practitioner said we can go 6 months between labs now since I seem to be getting a handle on the diabetes. So I won't go back until June now and I am so hoping and planning to be about 30 to 50 pounds thinner by then.

I had found a couple potholder looms at thrift stores and just keep finding the loops in thrift shops as well and decided I would make potholders until I ran out of loops... so I did...
15 sets - 30 potholders
All I have left are a few orange loops and a bag of some weird nylon like loops that I hate the feel of and don't think they would make very good potholders at all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

November Cats

Apparently our November was nearly all about CATS! 




 And the DEMON MOTHER CAT - Prissy that we attempted to catch and take to the shelter as she is quite vicious to our three. She lit into Scott so bad we ended up at the ER and Scott had to go through the rabies vaccination process just to be safe. The cat is not acting ill but DHEC insists on the shots. Scott had the last booster on the 12th of December. My Mom brought us a trap to catch the demon but so far she has managed to avoid closing it's door... I keep trying to add enough weight to the triggering mechanism so that when she steps on it the door closes. I really want her out of here.

 Handyman Scott before the cat fiasco building cabinet doors at our house in Cayce. Scott is so talented and can build just about anything. Here he was using some recycled paneling to create new doors for  the cabinets he made as well as for the cabinet over the refrigerator.

And of course we have been thrifting once again. Office supplies are always available at a deep discount in the thrift shops around here. And we enjoy just plundering through stuff and talking about memories items bring to mind. Not everything we see and talk about comes home with us.

Well I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Two cats, some soup and a dog

Tippy Howie Vegetable beef soup and cornbread My very first toy... a dog  On November 8th I decided to do surgery on the little dog that cam...